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VOL. LXI? NO. 19
FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 9. 1946
$2.00 PER YEAR
DOWDLE NAMED
PRESIDENT OF
FRANKLIN BANK
Succeeds Dr. Rogers;
Jones Is Elected
V ice- P resident
Mark L. Dowdle was elected
president of the Bank of Frank
lin at the monthly meeting of
the bank's board of directors
last Monday night.
He succeeds the late Dr. W. A. j
Rogers, who had served as pres
ident since the death of Lee
Crawford, in 1930.
Mr. Dowdle, who is head of
the Dowdle Wholesale company,
was elevated from the vice
presidency.
To succeed him as vice-pres
ident, the board chose R. S.
Jones, Franklin attorney.
A. B. Slagle, dairyman, was
elected as a director to fill the
vacancy on the board created
by the death of Dr. Rogers.
Red Cross Office Will
Be Open On Half-Day
The executive committee of
the Macon County chapter of
the Red Cross, at a called meet
ing Friday night, voted to dis
pense with full-time services by
its secretary, and it was an
nounced that, starting May 15,
Mrs. Bob S. Sloan, the secretary,
will be in the Red Cross office
each week day from 9 a. m. to
1 p. m., instead of the full day.
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill was
named a delegate to the na
tional Red Cross convention in
Philadelphia in June, in place
of the Rev. W. Jackson Huney
cutt, who will be unable to at
tend.
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
The revenue officers captured
a pretty large old bug-juice
boiler in the Tesenta commun
ity Thursday night.
Mr. John Patton, of Cartooge
chaye, has been afflicted this
spring with whooping cough.
Some days ago he went turkey
hunting and succeeded in call
ing up three turkeys, two in
front and one behind him. Just
as he was getting them within
shot range, he was seized with
a fit of coughing. The turkeys,
not wanting to catch whoop
ing cough, hied themselves !
away to other mountains.
25 YEARS AGO ,
Taken From Frankln School ,
"Knowledge Hill Echo" ,
Pa says that politics is what
a fellow goes into when he gets
too mean for anything else. A
fellow that works with politics
is called a politician. Politi- I
cians are of two kinds ? Good
politicians and bad politicians.
All Republicans are bad if you
are talking to a democrat, i
while all Democrat politicians 1
are bad when you are talking i
to a republican. 1
Miss Edwards ? can any boy i j
tell me the difference between |
.a lake and an ocean?
John Willis Fox .1 can. i ,
Lakes are nicer to swallow ,
when youj fall- in. ,
Miss Edwards ? Now what is 1
it you need when you are in '
a hurry? 1
Kate Penland ? Speed Miss
Edwards, Speed.
10 YEARS AGO
Miss Edna Jamlnson and
Everette White, of Macon, were
given master degrees in a re
cent meeting of the Zeta chap- I
ter of Alphi Phi Sigma honor
ary fraternity at Western Car
olina Teachers college. En
terance into this fraternity is
based on scholarship.
Fred 8. Sloan, former farm
agent, has been promoted to
the position of district farm
agent in charge of county ag
ricultural activities.
Between 200 and 300 news
paper men and women are ex
pected to come to Highlands
June 11 for the last two days
of the annual convention of
the South Carolina Associated
Press club.
County Got $825 From State
For School Purposes In 1870
Back in 1870, Macon County j
received from the state a total
of $828.25 (apparently for the
year i toward the cost of its j
year toward the cost of its pub
In cleaning out an old trunk.
Mrs. Lee Dills, of Ellijay, the j
other day found an official
memorandum, giving the figure.
It was among the papers of her
husband's late father. A. Mprion
Dills, a Confederate veteran who
was county treasurer in 1870.
The memorandum, signed by
the late William Sloan, then
register of deeds, read:
"Commissioners Office, Ma- 1
con Co.,
?Franklin, N. C? Dec. 31, '70.
"To County Treasurer; A. M.
Dills:?
"You are hereby notified that
there is now in State Treasury
Six Hundred and Twenty Eight
and 25/100 Dollars school fund.
To be apportioned to the Town
ships of this County; as fol
lows ? "
Franklin, the township receiv
ing the largest amount, was ap
protioned $129.50.
Listed among the townships
were three no longer in this
county: Blue Ridge, Welches,
and Alarka.
Registration For
Primary Voting
To End Saturday
Registration for this month's
Democratic primary election
will close at 6 p. m. Saturday,
May II.
Democrats whose names are
not on the regular registra
tion books (including ex
service persons who register
ed by mail while in the serv
ice) are required to register
Friday or Saturday to par
ticipate in the primary May
25. The registrars will have
the registration baoks at the
polling places on Saturday.
Regis tartion for the primary
got under way April 27.
Newcomers to the county
are eligible to register if they
have been residents of the
state for a year or longer,
and of their precincts for
four months or longer.
Jarretts
To Be Honored Sunday
At Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Jarrett,
of Dillsboro, former Macon
County residents and former
members of the First Baptist
:hurch here, will be honored
at home-coming day services at
the church Sunday, the pastor,
the Rev. C. E. Parker, announc
?d.
"Mother's Day" also will be
observed at the services.
Since moving away, the Jar
retts have continued to be gen
:rous contributors to the church
lere, Mr. Parker said. Mr. Jar
rett will participate in the pro
gram, singing some of the songs
le has composed.
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, president
Jf Mars Hill college, will be the
:hief speaker at the 11 o'clock
service.
Dr. H. T. Hunter, president of
Western Carolina Teachers col
lege at Cullowhee, will speak to
;he men's class in the church
auditorium at 10 o'clock.
Books
For Veterans* At Oteen
Sought By Auxiliary
The local unit of the Amer
can Legion Auxiliary and the
Legion post this month are
sponsoring a campaign to col
ect books for the veterans of
World Wars 1 and 2 who are
patients at the U. S. Veterans
Hospital at Oteen.
Tuberculosis. the disease
which Is treated at Oteen, takes
months and years to cure It
was pointed out, and reading
is one of the few forms of
entertainment available to
many of the patients.
The general public is asked
to contribute books both fic
tion and non-fiction which
will interest the veterans.
Collection boxes have been
placed in the following places:
Perry's Drug store, Frances'
Shop, and Quality shop.
A 60 or 70 gallon copper still
was captured in the Kyle com
munity on Friday of last week
by Sheriff J. P. Bradley, Pritch
ard Smith, highway patrolman,
Walter Dean, deputy sheriff,
and H. H Mashburn and Rom
ulus Carpenter, deputies.
Four men were at the still,
two of whom made their escape.
Those arrested and brought to
Macon cohnty Jail later posted
? $300 cash bond. They gave
their names as Hampton Owen
by and R. L. DiUard.
DEPOT ROBBED
BY CAR THIEF
Youth Leads Officers
Hot Chase, Finally
Captured
The man who led local offic
ers a hot chase early Sunday
morning and later in the day
robbed the railway station here
was a soldier who had escaped
from the army disciplinary bar
racks at Atlanta, Ga. He said
he was Donald R. Gray, 21, of
Barberton, Ohio.
After his capture Sunday
afternoon, he was placed in jail,
and a federal officer came here
for him Tuesday.
Early Sunday morning High
way Patrolman Pritchard Smith,
accompanied by Deputy Sheriff
Romulus Carpenter, observed a
j truck on the road near Otto,
headed this way. Suspicious,
they signaled for the driver to
stop, but he only increased his
speed. After several miles, they
shot into his rear tires. A? they
gained on him, he took the
truck off the road and into a
field, where he abandoned it
and escaped. It latei developed
the truck, property of Rich's
department store in Atlanta,
had been stolen.
About 2:30 that afternoon, R.
G. Beshears opened the office <
of the railway station to find '
Gray in the office After his j
escape there, the agent discov- 1
ered he had taken between $11
and $12 from the cash drawer. (
Gray was captured by Sher- (
iff Perry Bradley and Patrol- t
man Harley Mashburn near the j
Rabbit Creek bridge Sunday t
afternoon, and he was identi- ! 1
fied by Mr. Beshears as the man 1
he found in the station, and on ]
Tuesday by a federal official as 1
the escaped soldier. t
M. E. Frazier
Taken By Death At Son's
Clark Chapel Home
Milton Evan Frazier, 87-year- j
old farmer, died at the home of (
his son, S. D. Frazier, in the
Clark's Chapel community,
Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 ,
o'clock, following an illness of
several years.
Funeral services were held j
Wednesday afternoon at 3 ,
o'clock at the Clark's Chapel
Methodist church. The Rev. D.
P. Grant, officiated, assisted by ]
the Rev. Robert L. Poindexter, ,
of Franklin. Route 3, and the J
Rev. Frank Miller, of Scaly. In
terment followed in the church i '
cemetery; .
The pallbearers were Frank, I
Floyd, Fred, Woodrow, Milton
and Russell Frazier, all grand
sons.
Born in Oconee county, S. C.,
March 23, 1859, Mr. Frazier.
with his parents, moved to Hay
wood county at the age of nine
years. He lived there for 41
years before coming to Macon
county, where he has resided
since.
Mr. Frazier was married to
Miss Mary Jane Cook, of Way
nesville, who died several years
ago. He was a member of the
Baptist church.
Surviving are four children, J.
W. Frazier, of Cateechee, 8. C.,
L. H. Frazier, Waynesville, 8.
D. Frazier, Franklin, Route 2,
and Mrs. Nora Frazier Nix, of
Monroe, Wash.; 29 grandchil
dren; 38 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild;
three brothers, P. L. Ftazier, of
Salem, Ore.; E. J. Frazier,
Franklin, Route 1; W. H. Fraz
ier, of Waynesville.
Potts funeral directors were
I in charge of arrangements.
SIX MORE BOYS
GET REGISTERED
HEIFER CALVES
15 Now Have Guernsey
Animals Bought By
Business Men
Six more farm boys were
made happy? and started on
the road to becoming Macon
County dairymen ? Monday when
each of them received a reg
istered Guernsey heifer calf.
The calves were given the
boys under a plan worked out
by the county agent's office.
Under the plan, a business firm
or individual pays for a calf, it
is presented to a selected boy.
and the boy, when his calf ma
tures and is bred to a regis
tered bull, returns to the busi
ness man its first heifer calf.
Under this program, calves al
ready had been given to nine
boya, and Monday's group
brought the total to 15,
Members of the county agent's
staff this week expressed the
appreciation of that office, and
of the farm boys, for the busi
ness meri's Interest in the
youngsters, and for the boost
the men are giving the develop
ment of the dairying industry
here.
Each of the six new business
sponsors, with the name of the
boy each is sponsoring, follow:
Bank of Franklin, Thurman
Blaine; C. L. Pendergras's, Eu
gene Gray; Macon Cour'v Sup
ply company. Melvin Penland;
Nantahala Power and Light
company, Joe Moses; and Farm
ers Federation, John Kinsland.
Three of the six calves pre
sented Monday came from A. B.
Slagle's Macon County herd,
while the other three were
Dought from W. F. Herndon at
Kings Mountain.
A photograph of each boy and
his sponsor, with the calf giv
;n him, will be published in The
Press in the near future.
* Donations
still Being Received For
Cancer Fund
Contributions continue to
:omf in toward Macon County's
luota of $300 for the work of
he American Cancer society, j
md officials this week asked
hat all persons collecting
'unds, and those business estab
ishments where donation boxes
lave been placed, turn in their
unds to H. W. Cabe, county
reasurer, by not later than next
ruesday, May 14.
In many of the schools teams
>f students are soliciting funds.
In the Franklin school, $55.48
las be'en collected.
At Otto the student commit
ee is made up of Dorothy Mc
iinney, Leonard Echols, Charles
Crawford, and Lucille Brown.
Members of the committee
working at the Cowee school,
ill eighth grade girls, are Jose
jhine Dalton, Alice Elmore,
?loy Jean Simonds, Carlice
iigdon, Betty Sue Allen, and
Cate Martin.
John A. Johnson is county
:hairman.
Bob S. Sloan, Mrs. Florence
Sherrill, and Col. Ralph Mo
jray, of Highlands, are serving
is co-chairmen.
District Meet Of
Woman's Society
To Be Held Here
The Waynesville district con
ference of the Woman's Society
of Christian Service will be held
Eit the Franklin Methodist
church Wednesday morning.
May 15, at 10 o'clock, it has
been announced by Mrs. Fred
Slagle, of Cartoogechaye, dis
trict leader.
In addition to the district of
ficers two conference officers
also are expected. They are to
be Mrs. J. W. Harbison, of
Shelby, secretary of supplies,
and Mrs. D. M. Davidson, of
Oibsonville, secretary of litera
ture and publication, who will
participate in the program.
Members of the Cartoogechaye
4-H girls' club will prepare and
serve the lunch In the basement
of the church, with a small
charge made.
Music will be under the di
rection of Mrs. Henry W, Cabe,
pianist.
The Weather
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
High Low Prec
75 57 1.56
78 57 1.00
66 54 .18
79 45 .00
80 47 .00
74 50 .11
63 39 .13
Rainfall for the month to
date, 2.98 inches.
Rainfall by days is for the j
preceding 24 hours, ending at 6
p. m.
PLAN FULL-TIME
C. C. SECRETARY
nr ? - ? 1
Tourist Accommodations
Should Be Listed
Immediately
The newly elected board of
directors of the Franklin Cham
ber of Commerce, at a meeting
Tuesday night, decided to em- i
ploy a full-time secretary for j
the next six months.
The board is now seeking a j
competent person for the place. J
H. Lee Guffey, the former sec
retary, recently resigned.
The plan is to keep the
chamber booth open each week
day from noon to 9 p. m.
The board also discussed
, plans for the annual member
ship campaign, and the direc
tors expressed the hope that a
! larger membership, as well as
a larger amount of money, can
be raised this year than last.
The booklet, listing tourist
accommodations available in
this community, will go to press
shortly, and persons who have
accommodations are requested
to list them immediately, so
they can we Included In the
booklet. The information may
be ser* tr T. W. Angel, Jr., j
president, or addressed to the
? Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
Places which wish to be listed
in the booklet are asked to act
promptly.
G. W. Crisp,
76, Is Found;
Dead at Home ;
Final rites for George W.
Crisp, 76, well-known farmer of
the Cullasaja community, were
held at the Sugarfork Baptist
church last Wednesday after- I
noon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. j
James I. Vinson, of Dillard, Ga.,
Route 1, and the Rev. W. L.
Sorrells, of Cartoogechaye, of- 1
ficiated. and burial followed in *
the church cemetery. >
Mr. Crisp died very suddenly !
at his home in the Cullasaja '
community Tuesday morning
about 8 o'clock. He was appar- 1
ently as well as usual and ate
a hearty breakfast, and had
finished his morning chores. He ?
was found dead about 25 yards j '
from the house.
A farmer and former miner i 1
at the Corundum Hill mine for
a number of years, he was a
life-tong resident of the Culla- : 1
saja community. He was a 1
member of the Sugarfork Bap- 1
tist church and had served as
a deacon in the church for i
about 25 years. He was married
to Miss Parazettia Wood more
than 50 years ago. ?
* The pallbearers were Clyde
Crisp, George Teem, Joe Tyler,
J. D. Crisp, Lemuel Crisp, and
Edgar Guest.
Surviving are his widow, six
children, Fred, Edd, and Frank
Crisp, all of Cullasaja; Mrs. I
Lula Teem, of Cullasaja, Mrs.
Jess Tyler, of East Franklin, and
Mrs. Nina Guest, of Franklin,
Route 4; six sisters. Mrs. Julia
Arnold and Mrs. Ellen Stewman,
I of Cullasaja, and four sisters in
i the West; one half-brother,
Ivey Crisp, of Franklin; three
half-sisters, Mrs. Cora McDow
ell, and Mrs. Roxie King, of
Cullasaja, and Mrs. Mae West,
of Sylva; 35 grandchildren; and
I a number of great-grandchil
dren.
Bryant funeral directors were
in charge of arrangements.
Presbyterians To Hear
Dr. Bellingrath Sunday
Dr. George Bellingrath, of
Rabun Gap, Ga., will preach at
' the Franklin Presbyterian
| church here Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock, it was announced
here this week. The public Is
| invited to attend.
WILL REOUIRE
INSPECTION OF
MEAT SOLD HERE
Law To Be In Effect
When Veterinarian
Is Available
The Franklin board of alder
men, at its regular meeting
Monday night, passed an ordi
nance requiring the inspection,
before and after slaughter, of
meat to be offered for sale in
Franklin.
The ordinance will be in ef
fect when a veterianian, licen
sed by the State Department of
Agriculture to make such in
spections, is engaged in the
practice of the profession in
Macon County. Officials hope
that a veterinarian can be per
suaded to open an office here
soon.
Franklin, it is understood, is
the first North Carolina town
west of Asheville to pass such
an ordinance.
The board also took under
advisement adoption of a stan
dard milk ordinance forbidding
the sale of milk other than
Grade A, except for "across the
back fence" sales by persons
milking not more than two
cows. Action was deferred,
pending study.
The meat inspection ordi
nance requires inspection of all
meats, except cured meats,
meats bearing the federal gov
ernment inspection stamp, and
chickens. The inspection fee
will be paid by the slaughterer.
It was brought out by W. F.
Hart, senior sanitarian for this
health district, who appeared be
fore the board in behalf of the
ordinance, that meat from dis
eased animals, or meat that is
wormy, can be, and often is,
sold to the public, though the
slaughterer and retailer may be
ignorant of the situation. Only
a miscroscopic examination by
a trained man will reveal the
true situation, he said. He add
ed that, without inspection, the
health of the public is endan
gered.
The board heard several citi
zens asking extension of water
aind sewer lines and street im
provement.
Funeral
h or Mrs. Norton Held In
Jackson County
Funeral services for Mrs. Jul
ia Florence Norton, 59, of Nor
ton, Jackson county, were held
at the Norton cemetery In Jack
son county on Tuesday after
nbon at 3 o'clock, with the Rev.
Dave Wiggins, of Hazelwood, of
ficiating. Interment followed in
the family plot.
Mrs. Norton died at the
Angel hospital here Monday
morning of a heart attack. She
had been a patient for a few
days and was to have returned
to her home Wednesday.
She was a member of the
Glenville Baptist church, and
of the Order of the Eastern
Star, Chapter 222, Glenville,
which had charge of the grave
side rites.
The pallbearers. nephews,
were Talmadge Allen. Alva
golden, Jim Moss, Tom Holden,
Paul Dillard and Henry Moss.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Alvin Allen and Mrs.
Ralph Bumgarner. both of
Sylva; one son. John Norton,
of Norton; seven grandchildren;
and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Dil
lard, of Glenville.
A. Judson Bryson,
Macon Native, Dies
At New York Home
News has been received by
relatives here of the death of
A. Judson Bryson, 80. at his
home at Canandaikua, N. Y.t
April 23, following a brief Ill
ness.
Mr. Bryson, a native of the
West's Mill community, was a
brother of R. L. Bryson, of
Iotla street, Franklin. Survivors
here also Include a number of
nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bryson, who left this
county in early manhood, first
moved to Tennessee, but about
50 years ago settled in New
York. He had rarely been back
here, but a few years ago he
spent a summer at "Big Laurel",
In Swain county, In the Interest
o( hU health.
    

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