' Help: This Newspaper Serves the People of Macon County When ever They Are Your County's Pros perity by Buying From Home Merchants PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LVI. NO. 49 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1941 $1.50 PER YEAR NEW BANK BF FRANKLIN COMPLETED George Carpenter Dies Suddenly At Home Of Heart Attack The many . friends of Geosgc Carpenter were shocked to learn on iFriday morning that he had '"died of a heart attack on the previous night at 10:30 o'clock at his home on Palmer . street, after an illness of only four hours. He had been on the street every day, and appeared to be in good health. Funeral services were held at the Franklin Baptist church, of which he was a member, on Saturday afternoon. November 29. at 2 o'clock. Officiating were the Rev, C F. Rogers, pastor, assisted by the Rev. T. L. Stokes, of the Methodist church, the Rev. A. Ru fu " Morgan, of the' Episcopal church, and the Rev. Hubert Ward law. of the Presbyterian church Interment was in the Franklin cem- - etery. ' , ' '. Pallbearers were Ras Penland, John Bingham, Harley R. Cabe, A! B. Slagle, Lester Henderson, and W. T. Moore. ' ' - , Honorary pallbearers were men ' bers of the Franklin Bar associa ,tion, as follows : Guy Houky Gilmer "A. Jones, Thad D. Bryson,1' Homer :J. Stockton, Richard S." Jones, and W. L. McCoy. , ' Mr. Carpenter was 69 years old, (having been born December 5, .1872 in the Tesenta section ot Ma con county. He was the son of Jack and bailie Bradley Carpenter. He moved to Franklin in 1915, and had served as justice of the peace off 38 years. He had married more ' couples in v this county than any Winer . laagunraie11 . 1 HiS early life was spent on the farm when he conducted a general ... merchandise; store; restaurant and bafcery;i iaterJbv .operated 4he Franklin: hotel for al; somber of years. M Served ais magistrate up w the tune of his death. On December 25, 1895, he mar ried Miss Frances Talley, of High lands, who died eight years ago, Children surviving from that union are:' Edgar J. Carpenter of Frank- , lin- Mrs. Gv Frank Johnson, of .Leaksville: Wilev Carneroter. of Hickory; George D. Carpenter, Jr. and J. Britt Carpenter, Jr, of Val dese. and nine grandchildren. In 1936 he married Miss Leila Wiggins, of Macon county, and she, with a small daughter, Fanny, also survive. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. George Scroggs, of Commerce, Ga. Passes Suddenly CEORCE CARPENTER Justice of the Peace for Macon County for Over 40 Years Fire Station To Be Built At One On Iotla Street A fire station that will be a weather-proof, fire-proof structure will be1 built at once, according to a statement released by the spe cial committee of the town board on Wednesday afternoon. Rickman, chairman, M. D. Billings The committee, composed of John and X W. Angel, made the an nouncement yesterday afternoon, immediately after their meeting, with other members of the town board concurring. "A building will be provided which will efficiently house the town's fire-fighting electric truck and apparatus so that it will be instantly available at all times, at the shortest notice and under any circumstances", said Jlr. Billings, when intenriewei C 'ft 0 5 ' HM It "' 'Z s, ' '.' 7 , 'V - ? f 1 1f The abowbuIhlmg'lrepiace,o HENRY W. CABE Gtahiar and Diractor COf C Has Record Year Serving Town And Tourists Completing the meet successful year in its brief history, figures compiled by the information booth of the Franklin Chamber of Com merce during the past season, in dicate that Franklin had a larger share of the tourist trade than ever before. This service to the community also showed that the activities of the chamber of commerce brought an increase of travel in this sec tion. . Ben .Woodruff is president, Till- ery T. Love, secretary, and Mm. Thomas J. Johnston was hostess at the' booth. The number of states registered was 43 as against 37 the previous year, also four foreign countries. Of the almost' 4,000 visitors at the booth who were given helpful in formation of every kind, 4W4 ismed the register. These figures are practically double those of 1940. Folders distributed numbered 8,000. The booth's service to board ing houses and hotels was per haps the . most valuable. Tourists were given full information as to rates and location to suit their individual needs, and places were found for strangers to stay when the town was . crowded. " This brought patronage to a greater number of guest houses than ever before. V- I I " I t J, I I New Bank of Franklin Building '"Ml J Dyfireri2NOTertiT0,T9W. SrGrajit Alexander' theaTehiteets. L GEORGE DEAN AMUtant Casbicr Last Rites For Joseph C Mason Funeral services for Joseph C. (Dock) Mason were held at Cowee Baptist church Sunday, November 30 at 11 o'clock. Burial was in Balsam Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mason was born in Leather man community, October 13, 1879. He was the son of the late Jacob and Nancy Beasley Mason. He is survived by , the widow, the former Miss Flora Woods of Jackson county, three sons, J. C, Jack, and an infant; three daugh ters, Mrs. Christine Ensley of Kuoxville, Temn.,' Geneva and Max ine; six brothers, Franklin pf Cal ifornia, Charlie of Denver, Colo., W. R. (Dutch) of Franklin, Route 3, Walter and Arthur of Asheville, and Buel of Leatherman, and. six sisters, Mrs. John Frizzell of Webster, Mrs. J. B. Matlock and Mrs. S. G Leatherman of Frank lin Route 3, Mrs. B. Alexander of Greens Creek, Mrs. Arthur Cagle of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. E. O. Rickman, of Leatherman, and two grandchildren. J. B. Ledbetter Killed In Lyman, Wash! W. C. Ledbetter of Franklin Route 2, received a telegram, last Saturday morning, stating that his brother, J.B. Ledbetter of Ly man, Wash., had been killed in an automobile accident there. A for mer resident of Macon county, Mr. Ledbetter had lived in the state of Washington for 27 years. No furth er details of the tragedy have been received by the family . here, ' ,,IW ,' , A - --- L -di J 1 vv GROVER JAMISON, JR ark Tax Listers Appointed By Board For Next Year The Macon County Commission ers have appointed the tax listers for the year 1942. The following men will serve in their respective townships: Franklin, Harley Stew art ; Ellijay, C B. Bryson ; Mill shoal, J. R. Franklin; Sugarfork, Eraz Shook ; Highlands, Fred Ed wards ; Flats, Ray Dryman ; Smiths bridge, J. E. Cabe; Cartoogechaye, J. W. Roane; Nantahala, J. R. Shields; Bumingtown, J. A. Wildr Cowee, Carr Bryson. City Of Childhood To Be Shown At Court House December 4 The Loyal Order of Moose will show a five-reel moving, talking picture made by the children of Mooseheart Home at the court house in Franfclin on Thursday eve ning, December 4, at 7 :30 p. m. The public is cordially invited to attend and see the world's out standing City of Childhood in ac tion. There will be no collection. Recapping Shop Moved To New Quarters H;re The Recapping Shop that has been located on the Georgia Road , has moved into the Pay-and-Take- J It building in Franklin, across the street from Cunningham's filling Station, and wish all their friends to visit them in their new home. 3Alsociat Js LAWRENCE LINER Former Assistant Cashkr Fontana Dam Appropriation Recom mended Wednesday Washington, Dec 3. The house appropriations commit tee today recommended appro priations for new generating plants for defense industries which included a $50,000,000 ap propriation for. the Fontana dam and reservoir to be built on the Little' Tennessee river just across the boundary of Macon county in Graham and Swain counties. Franklin Scouts Receive Many Awards At Court At the Scout Court of Honor for the Smoky Mountain District held Monday night, December 1 at the Franklin Methodist church the following scouts . received awards. The badges were present ed by various scout officials and interested persons. The' awards re ceived by the various boys are as follows: tenderfoot. Charles War ren, Philip Jones, and Glen Wel don Dillard of Sylva, and Bobby Guy, Neville Norton, and Dick Guy of Franklin. Second class, Bernard Womack of Franklin; first class, W. P. Constance, of Franklin; Merit badges, Charles Bird, Cullo whee; James Hunt, Highlands; Paul Lee Plemmons, Franklin; Car roll Brown, Cullowhee; Star Scouts, John Cunningham, Srlva: l&lt Scout, John Corbin, Jf, SyWa; and Eagle Scout, Jack AoccL of FrtakUa, OPENING AT EARLY DATE Handsome Building Has Every Facility For Modem Banking The people of Franklin and Ma con county have watched with keen interest . the handsome new structure of the Bank of Frank lin and Harve Bryant rise on the ashes of the old building that was destroyed by fire late Saturday afternoon, December 10, 1940. Inspection of the building will show the success with which the new edifice has replaced the old., The Directors and officers set out to construct the new bank not only to meet present needs of modem business but to provide for the normal growth of a county richly endowed ' with undeveloped re sources and already ii the path of national progress and publicity. Formal Opaaiag At Early Data The formal opening of the Bank, at which time the public wilt be invited to inspect the entire build ing, has been temporarly delayed owing to delay in shipment of some equipment. The directors will announce the day in the near fu ture. The move into the building will probably be accomplished dur ing the coming week. The bank has had temporary quarters in the Macon Theatre building. The building is one of the most substantial structures in Western North Carolina, which will repay' the builders many times for their judgment and foresight A hand some building pays dividends, on but in economy of upkeep and in attracting new business. The framework is constructed of steel, reinforced concrete and brick and is as nearly as possible . fire proof. An automatic sprinkler system was installed by the Indus trial Automatic Sprinkler Co. of High Point. The Dave Steel com pany of Asheville furnished the Steel which is the most efficient type of construction as well as, economical and fire' resisting. S. Grant Alexander and Associ ates of Asheville were the archi tects. W. T. Tippett was contractor for the entire building and W. G. Hall and Ed Erwin contracted the heating and plumbing. Local firms furnishing materials were Franklin Hardware company, Macon County Supply company. Reeves Hardware company, Zickgraf Hardwood com pany, Nantahala Power and Light company. The exterior of the building is of light pressed brick with win dows and dooM of fine architec tural effect as well as durable quality. The floor of the lobby is of terra za tile and the floor of the work space is concrete with asphalt tile. Mwfaw kttartor The entire layout is the last word in modern bank construction, from the seven-ton door of the big safety deposit vault to the pistol pockets under every cashier's win dow. The screen around the work space has a base of marble and a 1 wainscotine and ledge of native pvalnut. A chromium, satin finished grille tops the screen. Stock cabi nets are built in beneath the deal shelf, and concealed fluorescent lighting under every window, as well as overhead. The consultation room is on the front, directors' room and private offices and rest rooms are at the rear. There if a second vault for books and records. .The entire building is equipped with concealed radiators underneath the windows. The offices on the second floor reached by a stairway rising from the lobby are occupied by the town of Franklin. Dr. W. L. Rog ers, Dr. J. L. West, Dr. Frank M. Killian : law offices of lanes and Jones, Thad D. Bryson and Guy L. Houk and the offices of the Building and Loan Associa tion. Baptist Ministers ' To Meet Monday. T l he Baptist ministers will aold their conference in the church 10JQ a. in, Monday, December &. Lunch will be served and Bible study will be conducted by the pastor. Rev. C F. Rogers on the topic. "The Holy, Spirit, His Personality and Work,- after lunch. 4 J

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