Watch This Figure Growf THIS WEIK 1,983 Net, Paid-in-Advance Subscribers 1,978 LAST WEEK ??()? IjigManbfii JHaronian r , PROG K ESS J \ 'E LI HER. I L J.VJtEPEMiE.YT VOL. LXI? NO. 23 FRANKLIN. N. THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1946 ?2.M PER YEAR M. R. WHITAKER NAMED AS HEAD OF UONS CLUB I , He And Other Officer# To Be Installed Next Monday Mac Rae Whitaker is the new president of the Franklin Lions club. He and the pther new of ficers, chosen at last week's meeting of the club, will be In stalled at next Monday's meet ing of the club. Mr. Whitaker, line foreman of the Nantahala Power and Light company, succeeds W. R. Pen dergrass as the Lions' president. The other new officers are: George H. Hill, first vice- j president; W. W. Swan, second vice-president; E. L. Hyde, third vice-president; Charles H. As pinwall, secretary; Grover Jam ison, Jr., treasurer; John Craw- j ford, Lion tamer; and Clyde Gailey, tail twister. As official delegates to at tend the Lions state conven tion in Raleigh June 14, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Aspinwall, and Mr. Jamison were appointed. 3. T. U. Association Plan Meeting June 13 > The Macon Baptist Training Union association will hold a convention Thursday, June IS, at 8:30 p. m., at the Oak Grove Baptist church, it was announc ed this week by the director, Everett R. White. Do You Remember . . . ? (Looking backward through the file* of The Press) SO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK The Oxford Orphan Asylum will hold its annual celebration an the 24th of June. The Grand Lodge of Masons will meet at that time, and a good dinner will be prepared for in- 1 vited guests. We acknowledge 1 the courtesy of the invitation ' to "attend. The colored people held Me morial services at the colored Methodist church last Saturday, i They had the house neatly dec- i orated, and they cleaned up I heir graves and put a plank fence in front. The exercises were very interesting to the colored people who attended. , Last Sunday as Miss Eva Am- ; mons was on her way to church j and when near Col. John In- ! p, ram's the mule attached to the buggy became frightened and run away. Miss Ammons was , struck across the body by a sapling and knocked out, sus- \ taining serious injuries. . 25 YEARS AGO The following announcement ' was received here this week: "Mr. and Mrs. William Ander son announce the marriage of ' their daughter, Anna Helen, to Mr. Horace Harrison, on Sat urday, October ninth, nineteen hundred and twenty. Ports mouth, New Hampshire. Mr. Frank Bryson arrived in Franklin Sunday with his bride. FLATS: I see from the census report that North Carolina ranks first in births, and I be lieve second in deaths. This is very easily accounted for when we recall the locals from North Skeenah a few weeks ago. While we were having hall storms, snow, etc., the stork was visit ing North Skeenah. 10 YEARS AGO A "Big Muskle", 15 pounds by actual weight and 40 Inches long, was hooked by John Moore Saturday noon, 200 yards down stream from Lake Emory dam. A farewell party and picnic supper was given for Miss Eva Cleaveland Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. West prior to her de parture for her home In Bridge port, Conn., after a two weeks visit here. HIGHLANDS: The Woman's Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation will give a recaption from 4 to I O'clock Tuesday afternoon, June 0, In the n?w rectory in honor Of the -R?v. fcnd Mrs, frank Bloxham, no THEY PRAY IN VAIN? (Contributed to the Emergency rood. Collection by Floyd Murray Journal, Beaumont. Texas), <. Primary Vote's Cost To County Totaled $ 9 0 0 The May 25 Democratic primary election cost this county approximately $900, J. J. Mann, chairman of the county board of elections, an nounced this week. The expenses included pay ing the judges and registrars in- the various precincts, pay ing the clerical help, print ing the ballots, preparing the ballot boxes, etc. 127 Register For Special Bond Ballot Only 127 Franklin voters so far have registered for the spe cial bond election to be held here June 25, Registrar John H. Thomas said Wednesday. The total number of voters living within the corporate limits is estimated at 600 to 700. Since this is a special elec tion, bond attorneys have held, a special registration is requir ed, and no one will be permit ted to vote who does not regis ter for this election. The registration books will be a pen through Saturday, June 15. Mr. Thomas will have the books at the register of deeds office Dn the two Saturday's, and may be found there, at his home, or Dn the street other week days. At the election, the voters will decide the question of is suance of improvement bonds totaling $120,000 ? $70,000 for ex tension of water mains; $20,000 for extension of sewer lines; and $30,000 for street improvements. These are the minimum amounts, members of the board of aldermen feel, required to take care of the present growth of the town, and growth anti cipated in the near, future. Social security Benefits Totaling $605 Being Paid 57 Here Fifty-seven persons in Macon County- are receiving a total of $905.01 per month under the old-age and survivors insurance provisions of the social secur ity act, it has been announced by D. W. Lambert, manager of the Ashevllle office of the So cial Security board. A total of $246.18 monthly is being divided between 18 re tired workers (65 years or old er); six wives of retired work ers, 65 years or more, are re ceiving a total of $42.59; $82.64 is being divided between seven widows having children under 18; and 26 children under 16 are being paid a total of $233.60. The total amount being dis tributed monthly In the area served by the Ashevllle office of the board li $47,168:39. Mim Walker T o Direct Baptist Church Choir Miss Dorothy Walker, of El kin, has been employed as choir director of the Franklin Bap tist church for the summer Months, and will take up her duties June is, It Wfts announc ed this Week. DEATH CLAIMS C. LJLAINEi Rites Held At Fatton < Chapel For County Commissicner i Charlie L. Blaine, member of \ the Macon County board of ] commissioners for the past 12 years, died at his home in the Patton settlement last Satur- , day night at 8:45 o'clock. Mr. Blaine, who had suffered a stroke on Thursday, was 75 years old. A farmer who had spent his entire life in this county, he was widely known and respect ed, arid was affectionately ! known to hundreds of friends 1 as "Uncle Charlie". < Due to failing health, he did 1 not stand for renomination in 1 last month's Democratic pri- 1 mary. I He and Mrs. Blaine, the for mer Miss Hattie Sanders, re- 1 cently celebrated their golden 1 wedding anniversary. Funeral services were held ' Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock ; at the Patton Chapel Methodist 1 church, which he served many 1 years as a member of its board 1 of stewards and as Sunday school superintendent. Inter- ' ment was in the church ceme- 1 tery. j < The services were conducted ' by the Rev. V. N. Allen, pastor, ] : assisted by the Rev. W. Jackson 2 Huneycutt, of the Franklin j ' Methodist church, and the Rev. t ' J. C. Swaim, of Reidsville, a 1 former Patton Chapel pastor. 1 Pallbearers, all grandsons, | 1 were Ray Moffitt, Charles Thad 1 Blaine, C. L. Hughes, Thurman Blaine, Gilmer, Hughes, Arthur 1 Blaine, Jr., Harry Hughes and ' George Blaine. Granddaughters and mem- ' bers of the Sunday school class 1 were flower bearers. | ' The survivors, in addition to ' his widow, are four sons, Ar- , ' thur Blaine, of Otto, Earl, of 1 Franklin, Route 1, Harry, of J Dillard, Ga., Ted, of Franklin; ' three daughters, Mrs. Mack 1 Moffitt, of Franklin, Mrs. Frank Hughes, of Asheville. and Mrs. Alex Cabe, of Otto; three broth ers, Lawrence, Jeff, and Phil i Blaine, all of Franklin; five sisters, Mrs. Zeb V. Shope, of Prentiss, Mrs. Mell Long, of Franklin, Mrs. Bud Ledford, of Franklin, Route 1, Mrs. John 1 Moffitt, of Hendersonville, and : Mrs. John McClure, of Char- 1 lotte; and 33 grandchildren and 1 eight great-grandchildi'en. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Potts funeral home. Announce Official Vote Totals in 3 District Contests The official totals In the twelfth district race for con gress, the twentieth district contest for solicitor, and the thirty-third district race for state senator were announced this week In Raleigh by the state board of elections. The official vote stood: For congress: Redden, 27,573; Weaver, 18,808. Tor solicitor. Moors, 9,544; Francis, 8,288; Bry son, 8,878. For stats senator; Jones, 4,906; Penland, 8,481. $80 DONATED TO FUND FOR FOOD RELIEF People In County Askjd To Contribute Money Instead Ot Food i| More than $80 has been do nated in Macon County so far to the Emergency Food Collec tion on behalf of UNRRA, to provide for the -starving- over seas. The figure was made public by J. Ward Long, local treas urer of the campaign, which is headed in this county by the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan. Among organizations making gifts were the Mt. Zion Sunday school and the county council of home demonstration clubs. The campaign is only now getting under way, and Mr Morgan has expressed the hope that contributions ? made in the consciousness that hundreds oi thousands must die unles re life is provided ? to this cause will be made in the same gen erous manner that Macon Coun ty people have responded to other calls. : Persons are requested to give money instead of the canned food itself. Prior, however, to that's being made clear, home demonstration clubs in this county bought and sent to the collection headquarters in New York a total of 243 tih cans of meats, fruit, and vegetables. Contributions should be sent to Mr. Long at the Nantahala Power and Light company. B E. A. Dowdle Is Dead After Long Illness E. A. (Zekei Dowdle, 45, well ! mown Franklin business man, e lied at the Angel hospital Wed- \ lesday at 6:30 p. m. In bad o lealth for about two years, he ft lad been seriously ill for the 5ast six months. A native of Macon County, j Mr. Dowdle was a son of the ate Charlie W. Dowdle and Mrs. B [da Patton Dowdle. For a num jer of years, he had operated J i grocery store near the Frank in depot, but, due to his health, I le sold the business about six | nonths ago. Mr. Dowdle was a member of | he Union Methodist church and , aad served as a steward in the | :hurch for a number of years. Funeral services will be held it that church Friday morning it 11 o'clock. The Rev. V. N. Mien, pastor, will officiate, as sisted by the Rev. W. Jackson | Huneycutt, pastor of the Frank in Methodist church. Interment I will follow in the church ceme- | ;ery. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Laura Belle Press ley; two children, Erwin Patton Dowdle, of Franklin, and Mrs. Jack Burney, of Toccoa, 3a; two brothers, M. L. Dowdle, ind Thad O. Dowdle; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Mrs. Roy G. Beshears, and Mrs. E. W. Long, all of Franklin. Bryant funeral directors are in charge of funeral arrange ments. Tipton p Here As Engineer For c 0 Nantahala Forest J. E. Tipton, formerly with the Cherokee National forest, stationed at Elizabethton, Tenn., has reported to headquarters here of the Nantahala forest to assume his new duties as forest engineer. That post carries with It re sponsibility for construction and maintenance work on all im provements in the forest. This is the first time the Nantahala has had a forest engineer on duty since before the war. Mr. Tipton, whose home is Erwln, Tenn., plans to bring his wife and two children to Franklin as soon as he can find housing accommodations. Mmi From Van Raalte Firm Viaita Franklin J. W. Crawford, a raprasen tativa ot tha Van Raalta com pany, waa In Franklin Tuesday in connection with plana ot tha company to build a textile plant in laat Franklin. Tom Bryson Won't Call Seccnd Vote In Sheriff's Rac: There will be no second Democratic primary election n Macon County. C. Tom Bryson, who polled the second highest number of votes amsnj the five who <ought the party's nomina tion for sherilf in the May 25 balloting, has announced that ,he would not ask for a sec- | ond primary. R. A. (Bob) Patton, second high man in the three-way race for repre sentative, previously had stated that he would not call a second primary. "I've called 'Shine' (L. B.) j Phillips and told him the i nomination was his", Mr. Bryson said Wednesday. | ] JOHN ff. ROANE PUT ON BOARD )emocratic Nominee To Fill Unexpired Term Of Blaine John W. Roane, prominent isntoogechaye farmer, Monday fas chosen as a member of the oard of county commissioners. ! o fill the unexpired term of Jharlie L. Blaine, who died last aturday. He was elected by the other wo commissioners ? Chairman ' V. E. (Gene) Baldwin and W. V. Edwards ? at the board's lonthly meeting Monday morn ig Mr. Roane is the Democratic ominee for a member of the oard in this fall's general elec ion, having been chosen in the lay 25 primary. Mr. Blaine did ot stand for renomination, r nd, in the primary vote, Mr. toane was nominated over W. :. Sheffield, the other candi ate seeking to succeed Mr. Ilaine. The term to which he was , ( lected Monday expires the first j londay in December, the date r n which the board elected this . all will take office. Vacation ; >ible Schools Under Way 1 Or Planned I Vacation Bible schools have 1 i een in progress this week at I tie Franklin Methodist church j nd at Sloan's chapel in East ( 'ranklin, and the Baptist ' v hurch here will open its school t ext Tuesday. J t The Methodist school, which t egan Monday and will close 1 'riday of next week, has an en- j 1 ollment of about 60 children. Sessions are held Monday j hrough Friday, 9 to 11:30 a. m. I 'wo religious films will be shown f ometime during the two weeks, ' nd a picnic will be held on the ' losing day. The pastor, the Rev. W. Jack- 1 on Huneycutt, is the director. 1 'he teachers are Mrs. Roy Cun lingham, Mrs. Louise Manning, liss Frances Furr, Mrs. Fred Lrnold, Mrs. Henry Christy, Mrs. i ,ee Guffey, Miss Carolyn Long, ] iiss Katheryn Long, Miss Caro- i yn Leach, Mrs. W. Jackson ] luneycutt, Mrs. R. F. Hemphill, < 4iss Barbara Conley, and Miss i )orothy Conley. The Rev. and Mrs. R E. Hull re directing the Sloan's chapel chool. The pupils will give a irogram for the public at the ! hapel Sunday afternoon at 3 'clock. The Baptist school, to open ' Tuesday and continue through 1 une 21, will hold sessions from j to 12 each morning. Direct ng the school, which will be ipen to children from two to 7, will be the Rev. Charles E. ?arker, pastor; Mrs. Parker, j >rincipal; Miss Charlotte Con ey, secretary; Miss Louise Car >enter, pianist; Mrs. Ada Brown, :uperintendent of nursery; Mrs. 'relo Dryman, beginners de lartment; Mrs. Elsie W. Franks, jrimary; Mrs. Herbert A. Mc jHamery, juniors; Mrs. Earl E. Ward, Junior from 11 to 12 rears; and Mrs. Paul Klnsland, ntermedlates. A preparatory session will be leld Saturday afternoon at 2 j'clock at the church. WILL CLEAN CEMETERY Persons having relatives or friends buried In the Union Methodist church cemetery are ssked to gather there Tuesday, 7un? 11, bring tools, and be prepared to spend the day cleaning the cemetery. FOREST HEADS HOLD TWO-DAY MEETING HERE Conference Brings Three F o r m e r Nantahala Men To Franklin A national forest allotment conference here Monday and Tuesday brought the regional forester and the supervisors of three national forests, along with other officials, to Frank lln. Among those attending were three former supervisors of the Nantahala forest, which has its headquarters here. The three ire J. Herbert Stone, now reg ional forester, with headquar ters in Atlanta; W. R. Paddock, now supervisor of the Cherokee forest, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn.; and Charles Melichar, now assistant to the issistant regional forester in :harge of timber management, vith headquarters in Atlanta. Others attending the two-day meeting included E. W. Ren ihaw. supervisor of the Nanta lala forest; Carl Krueger, su jervisofr of the Pisgah Forest, vith headquarters in Asheville; tnd J. F. Brooks and Rein 'idgeon, assistant regional for rsters, both of Atlanta. The purpose of the conference vas to discuss the needs of the ,hree forests for the next fis :al year, with a view to making equitable allotments of funds nade available by congress. Mr. Pidgeon, regional forest engineer, remained in Franklin o spend a few days looking >ver engineering problems in he Nantahala forest. iroup To Attend Eastern Star Meet At EJizabeth City Several members of Nequassa Chapter No. 43, Order of the Eastern Star, will attend the neeting of the Grand Chapter >f the Order at Elizabeth City (une 9-12. They will leave ?"ranklin Saturday morning, and iome of them will spend the entire following week in Eliza >eth City and at the coast. Those planning to attend are rfrs. Catherine F. Henry, Mrs. rene Bryson, Mrs. Blanche Par ish, Mrs. Pearl Corbin, Mrs. Eunice Hill Church, Mrs. Jose >hine Long. Mrs. Frances Mc 31amery and B. L. McQlamery, vorthy matron and worthy pa ron, respectively, of the chap ?er, and James L. Hauser, dis trict deputy grand patron. EPISCOPAL SERVICE FOR SUNDAY CANCELED Since the Rev. A. Rufus Mor jan, pastor of St. Agnes Epis :opal church, will be attending ;he meeting at Sewanee, Tenn., .his week-end, the 11 o'clock service at the church has been ;anceled. SEEK TONY FRANKS The local draft board is seek ng to get in touch with Tony Franks, whose address when he ?egistered was given as West's Kill. Anyone knowing his pres ent whereabouts is asked to notify the board. RETURNS TO DUTY Pvt. Harold Bradley, who has spent the past two months here with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradley, following his discharge from the marine :orps, has reenlisted, and has gone to Bremerton, Wash., where he will be stationed. The Mountain Eagle Masonic lodge will hold its annual St. John's day celebration at the Chapel (Negro) school Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carpen ter, of Kokomo, Ind., spent the past week-end with Mr. Car penter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Carpenter, at their home on Harrison avenue. Lon Campbell, who w-\s taV-en to the Angel hospital Saturday for treatment, was report a Thursday morning to be im proved. The Weather High Saturday - 74 Sunday 78 Monday 78 Tuesday 72 Wednesday 74 Low 57 84 62 57 17 Prec. .33 .16 .00 .03 .00

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