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Stricken While Walking
Home; Funeral Held
Tuesday Morning
Mrs. Iona Mae West, pioneer
Macon County nurse, was strick
en with a fatal heart attack
while walking home from her
work at Angel hospital Sunday
evening at 8:30 o'clock.
Feeling Ml, she made lier way
to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. 8. Conley, nearby. Medical
aid was summoned, but she died
within a short time.
Mrs. West had been engaged
in nursing in Macon County for
nearly 40 years, and by her
kindly nature and cheerful dis
position had endeared herself
to thousands of patients. She
was first employed by the late
Dr. S. H. Lyle about 1903. in ,
the Lyle hospital, the first hos
pital in this county Following
Dr. Lyle's death In 1933, she
joined the staff of the Angel
hospital, where she was em
ployed until her death.
A native of this county, she
was born in the Rose Creek
section, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Wilburn Welch.
Survivors include a son, Paul, |
with whom she made her home;
a sister, Mrs. Carrie McOaha,
of South Carolina; and a num
ber of nephews and nieces.
The funeral services were
held at the Franklin Methodist
church, of which she was a
member. Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock. The Rev. W. Jackson
Hiineycutt, the pastor, assisted
by the Rev. Charles E. Parker
and the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan,
Baptist and Episcopal ministers,
respectively, officiated. Inter
ment was in the Franklin cem
Pallbearers were Dr. Edgar i
Angel, B, L. McGlamery, Henry
W. Cabe, Guy L. Houk, Harry 1
Higgins, and Lyman Higdon.
Arrangements were under the 1
direction of Bryant funeral J
Eriksson Chosen
For Coveted Army
School Assignment
H. C. Eriksson, assistant su
pervisor of the *-4Jantahala Na
tional forest, is on leave, at
tending the army's command j
and general staff school at '
Fort Leavenworth, Kans.
Mr. Eriksson, who is a maior
in the army reserve, was re
cently notified that he had ;
* \ been chosen to attend the !
.school, considered in army cir
cles a highly desirable assign -
f ment.
The assistant supervisor will t
be away for about three months.
His family is remaining in
Franklin whUe he Is attending
the army school.
While a wagon belonging to
?} A. Munday was loaded with
Finestln's goods Sunday eve
ning, the team took fright at
some bicycle riders and ran
away, throwing Munday and his
driver both off the wagon and
they are laid up for repairs this
The past week has been fine
for the season, though the
mornlnge were cold.
FLATS: Uncle Coon Cochran
killed a fine turkey this week.
He said the turkey could stand
flat-footed and peck him on the
nose. That Is some turkey, be
lieve me.
At the election held Tuesday,
on the question of issuing $50,
000 In bonds for the purpose of
erecting and equipping a new
school budding to take the place
of the one that was burned a
few years ago, the bond issue
went over the top by a big ma
i Both of Macon county's com
? mercial dairies ? Addington's
Dairy and the Nantahala Cream
ery ? have been given Grade "A"
Macon county will join In the
great nation -wide celebration
or President Roosevelt's 58th
birthday on January 10.
Captures, Pours
Out 720 Gallons
Of Bootleg Liquor
State Highway Patulnian
Pritchard Smith, Jr. sriieil
720 gallons of non-tax paid
liquor Tuesday morning at
4:30 o'cbck.
The whiskey was found
when Patrolman Smith
stopped a 1946 1>2 ton
Dodge truck, driven by Glen
Ratcliff, of As,heville, Route
2, Highway 106, in the flats
section, and searched t tie
Smith, aided by officers
from the sheriffs depart
ment, disposed of the whis
key Tuesday morning by
pouring it in Cartoogechaye
Ratcliff is being held in
the Macon csunty jail.
Rites F or Cartoogechaye
Farmer Held Wednesday
At Baptist Church
Hopper B Anderson, 64, died
unexpectedly sometime Monday
night, after retiring in appar
ent good health. His wife dis
covered, upon arising about 5
o'clock Tuesday morning, that
he was dead. Death was attri
buted to a heart attack.
Mr. Anderson was a well
known farmer residing in the
Cartoogechaye community.
Surviving are his widow, the
former Miss Nannie Lewis;
three sons, John, Robert, Clyde;
and Walter, all of Franklin,
Route 1; two daughters, Mrs.
Lassie Ledbetter and Mrs. Louise
Ellen Johnston, of Franklin,
Route 1; two brothers, George
Anderson, of Franklin, Route 1,
and Nonley Anderson, of Frank
lin, Route 2; and four sisters,
Mrs. Julia Williams, Mrs. Ila
Dills, Mrs. Vonnie -Huscusson,
and Mrs. Florence Frazier, all
of Franklin, Route 1.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock
at the Cirtoogechaye Baptist
church, with the Rev. Bill Sor
rells officiating. Interment fol
lowed in the Mount Zion ceme
Pallbearers were Robert Cor
pening, Wayne Smith, Ellis
Smith, Bill Huscusson, Victor
Anderson, and Orover Dayton.
Bryant funeral home was In
charge of arrangements.
Weaver Cochran
Recovering After T wo
Brain Operations
Weaver W. Cochran, 44, who
has been in the Rhoda Van
Gordon clinic in Andrews since
he was robbed of more than
$2,000 and severly beaten over
the head with a claw hammer,
was removed to a hospital in
Chattanooga, Tenn., December
29, it was learned here this
week. >
Mr. Cochran underwent an
operation December 30, when a
clot was removed from the right
side of his brain. Another op
eration was performed Monday
of this week on his forehead,
when another clot was removed.
His mind is now clear, accord
ing to a message received by
his family at Flats from a sis
ter, Mrs. Lola May, of Knox
ville, who was with him at the
time of the operation.
The message added that he
was expected to be able to re
turn to his home within the
next two weeks.
Carl Thomas Martin, 24, a
former resident of the Flats
community, is being held in the
Bryson City Jail, charged with
the robbery and assault.
Tax Listing
Is Under Way; Taxpayers
Urged To List Early
The annual listing of prop
erty for taxes got under way
this week, and Lake V. Shope,
tax supervisor, urged tax
payers to list early.
The law provides that all
property must be listed during
the month of January, and fail
ure to list is a misdemeanor,
punishable with a fine or im
prisonment, or both.
"Listing early Is an advantage
to everybody", Mr. Shope point
ed out. "It helps the tax listers,
and it helps the taxpayer. For
by listing early, he can get hii
property listed, and be done
with it, at ft time when farrr
and other work is llfht
Rites For Widely Known
Macon Native Held
Thursday At 11
James Dry man, who became
widely known through his long
association with the old Roller
Mill, died at his home two miles
south of Franklin Tuesday
! morning about 11 o'clock, fol
lowing a brief illness. He was
77 years old.
Mr. Dryman, a native of Ma
con County, was the son of
William and Susie Waldroop
Dryman, and was born in Smith
Bridge township September 12,
He served as miller at the j
| roller mill (now the ice plant), j
I situated on Cartoogechaye
! creek, for many years when it 1
was owned by the late C. J.
Harris, and retained that posl- >
tlon after it was purchased by ;
the late Henry Cozad. He also .
was active in community af
For a number of years he was
connected with the Georgia
' Railway and Power company.
Mr. Dryman was a member of j
the Junaluskee Masonic lodge :
! for 40 years, and held the of- \
fice of tyler at the time of his
' death. He was a member of the
Franklin Methodist church.
Survivors include his widow,
the former Miss Louella Davis;
four sons, Pratt Dryman, of
. Toccoa, Ga., Harris Dryman, of
, Pontiac, Mich., and Bowden and
Travis Dryman, of Franklin.
I Route 1 ; four daughters. Mrs.
Lelia Gibson, of Franklin, Mrs.
Nick Holmes, of Toccoa, Ga.,
i Mrs. Leo Bowen, of Washington,
} D. C., and Mrs. John Jones, of
Franklin; four brothers, Ed
; Dryman, of Greenville, S. C., j
and Charles. Will, and Jake '
! Dryman. all of Otto; one sister,!
Miss Mary Dryman, of Otto;
and 12 grandchildren, and four
j great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock
j at the Franklin Methodist .
i church. The services were con
ducted by the Rev. W. Jackson i
Huneycutt, the pastor, assisted j
? Continued on Page Eigti*
Burrell Held j
For Breaking
Court Order
Ray Burrell, who was arrest- i
ed near Otto at 1 o'clock Tues- |
day morning, will be required i
to serve the 30 months' sus
pended prison sentence given
him by Judge Zeb V. Nettles at
August term of court, author
ities said.
State Patrolman Pritchard
Smith, Jr., the officer making
the arrest, said that Burrell was
charged with the operation of
motor vehicle after license had
been revoked, illegal possession
of liquor, and illegal possession
of a pistol, which was found on
his person.
In the August term of court
Burrell, upon being convicted of
several violations of the state
prohibition law was ordered to
pay a fine of $1,800 and order
ed to work on the state high
ways for a term of 30 months,
if he were found within the j
State of North Carolina at any
time within five years.
The Weather
Low Prec
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Facts And Figures Are
Brought Out At
Public Meet
Facts and figures on health
conditions in Macon County
were cited by Mrs. Josephine
Gaines, county health nurae, at
a North Carolina Good Health
association meeting held at the
courthouse l^st Friday night.
J. H. Stockton and Mrs.
Gaines, co-chairmen of the as
sociation for this county, joint
ly presided at the gathering,
which was attended by a rep
resentative group of 30 or 40
In some respects, Mrs. Gaines
said, this county ranks compar
atively high among the states
100 counties. For example, Ma
con has one and one-half hos
pital beds per 1,000 population,
whereas 34 counties in the state
have no hospital beds Medical
authorities have found, however,
that a good health set-up re
quires from two to four hos
pital beds per 1,000 population,
Mrs Gaines said.
Macon County, she said, has
one doctor for each 1.900 popu
lation, while the standard
should be one for each 1.000
While 10 registered nurses re
side in the county, only one
(outside the health depart
ment) is active in the practice
of her profession.
Thirty-two per cent of the
babies born in Macon County in
1946 were delivered in hospitals.
This compares with a state av
erage of 38. Forty-seven babies
born here were delivered by
Health department records
show only 10 cases of syphillis
and seven of gonorrhea. Of this
number, three were sent to a
rapid treatment center for
Macon has two wnite cnnaren
and one Negro child in institu
tions for the feeble-minded.
The health department rec
ords show seven active cases of
tuberculosis outside of tuber
culosis institutions. There are 10
suspects, and 122 known con
Physical examinations of all
school children in the first and
third grades show a high per
centage of diseases of malnutri
tion, Mrs. Gaines said, with de
fective teeth, diseased tonsils,
poor vision, and orthopedic de
fects, in that order, all rather 1
Mr. Stockton explained the
background of the good health
movement, cited the need for
more doctors, more nurses, mire
health centers, and more health ,
education, and explained that i
a major aim of the association
at the moment is to get the
1947 general assembly to adopt
the program and provide fund?
for it.
A general discussion followed I
the talks by Mrs. Gaines and
Mr, Stockton Among those par
ticipating were Dr. Edgar An- !
gel, the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan ;
Dr. Furman Angel, and Herbert |
A. McGlamery, this county's
? Continued On Page Eight j
Macon Girl s Medical
Research Work Pictured
In New York Newspaper
Miss Dorothy Morrison,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Morrison, of near Franklin,
is pictured in a recent issue of
The New York World-Tele
Miss Morrison, a student at
New York University-Bellevue
Medical Center, is shown in the
laboratory of the institution,
artificially creating a case of
snail fever in a test guinea pig.
Her photo, one of four used to
illustrate' an article on the re
search work being done at the
Medical Center, appears on the
front page of the second section
of the New York newspaper.
The article explains that tro
> pleal diseases have become a
' problem not Juat for the tro
i pier Snail fever (schUtotoml
uU)r for mmple, U being
found among Puerto Ricans in
I this country. It is a disease
! that infected ' 2,000 Americans
during the capture and occpa
!tlon of Leyte. It is caused by
a worm which penetrates the
Iskln and lives in the blood ves
sels of the intestines.
Miss Morrison's research work
in this disease is a part of the
general tropical disease study
that is being made at the New
York institution.
The photo shows Miss Morri
son, as a laboratory technlcan,
her hands In rubber gloves, giv
ing the guinea pig an intra
abdominal injection of cercar
lae (the worms In the larval
stage.) After the animal has
been left a couple of days an
operation will reveal the worm?,
? Continue* m h|? Seven
M'Glamery Will
Pick 5 Nominated
For School Board
Bank Reports
Best Year In
Its History
The Bank of Franklin in 1946
had the best year in its his
tory, Henry W. Cabe cash!.er.
reported to the stockholders,
at their annual meeting, held
at the bank Wednesday morn
ing at 11 o'clock.
A dividend of 18 per cent was
The stockholders re-elected
the seven men now serving as
directors: C. F. Moody. M. L.
Dowdle, H. W. Cabe, Fred M.
Arnold, Grover Jamison, Sr., A.
B. Slagle, and R. S. Jones.
The newly elected directors
will meet January 17 to or
ganize and elect officers
J. W. Blaine
Is Dead After
Brief Illness
J. W. (Phil) Blaine. 70, well
known Maeon county l'armer,
of Franklin, Route 1, died at
the Angel clinic Tuesday night
at 11 o'clock, following an ill
ness of two weeks.
Funeral services were con
ducted by the Rev. James San- |
ders at ,the Gillespie Methodist j
church Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. !
Interment was in the church
Pallbearers were his son, Paul ;
Blaine, Arlene Williamson, An
drew Chappell, Lawrence Green, i
T. J. McClure, and Marshall
Surviving Mr. Blaine are five
daughters, Mrs. Annie William
son of Star Route, Prentiss,
Mrs. Nita Belle Chappell, of
Dillard, Ga., Mrs. Sybil Green,
of Franklin, Route 1, Mrs. Mary
Lee Carpenter, of Prentiss, and
Mrs. Betty McClure, of Pren
tiss; one son, Paul Blaine of
Franklin, Route 1; two brothers,
Lawrence Blaine of Franklin,
Route 4, and Jeff Blaine, of i
Franklin, Route 1; five sisters, j
Mrs. Bessie McClure, of Char
lotte, Mrs. Nell Shope. of Pren
tiss, Mrs. Bell Long, of Frank
lin, Route 2, Mrs. Florence Led
ford, of Franklin, Route 1, and
Mrs. Bertha Moffitt. of Horse- ;
Mr. Blaine was twice married.
He married Miss Viola Bingham,
who died in 1917, and the sec- !
ond marriage was to Miss Bes
sie Corpening, also deceased.
Funeral arrangements were
directed by Bryant funeral
Dean's Cafe
Bought By Paschal Norton
And Verlon Swafford
Paschal Norton and Verlon
Swafford have bought Dean's
cafe from Mr. and Mrs. Her- 1
man Dean, it was announced
this (Thursday* morning. Mr.
Norton, who will be in act've i
charge of the cafe, took over
its management today.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean said they
will devote their attention to j
the Franklin Terrace. The Ter
race, owned by the Deans, has
been managed in recent months
by Mrs. O. O. Watkins, but she
resigned that position on ac
count of her husband's health. ,
Mr. Norton, who has been :
manager of the Dixie Home
store since his discharge from
the armed forces, is being suc
ceeded there by Ray Swafford.
The latter was the store man
ager while Mr. Norton was in
William Shields
Dies At Home In
Iotla Community
William Shields. 63-year old
farmer of the Iotla community,
died at his home Wednesday
morning at 3:30 o'clock, fol
lowing a few hours' illness.
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow (Friday) morning at
U o'clock st the Iotla Baptist
Announces His Decision
On Eve Of Departure
For Raleigh
Representative Herbert A. Mc
Glamery will appoint as mem
bers of the Macon County board
of education the five men nom
inated in last spring's Demo
cratic primary, he announced
shortly before his departure
Monday for the opening of the
1947 general assembly.
The next school board, there
fore, will be made up of C.
Gordon Moore, of Franklin.
Bob S. Sloan, of Franklin.
Frank Browning, of the Oak
Grove community, Walter Gib
son. of the Iotla section, and
Ed Byrd. of the Tellico-Sttle!;
They will take office this
spring, following their formal
appointment by the general as
Mr. Moore, Mr. Browning, and
Mr. Byrd are members of the
present board. Mr. Sloan and
Mr. Gibson will succeed Charles
J. Anderson, of Highlands, and
John Cabe, of Otto, the retir
ing members of the present
Ends Speculation
Mr. McGlamery's announce
ment put an end to widespread
recent speculation as to whom
he would name on the board
Technically, he will recom
mend the appointment of these
five men. In practice, however,
he will appoint them, since the
assembly invariably follows the
recommendation of Democratic
representatives when it appoints
the school boards of the 100
counties in the omnibus boards
of education bill.
While it is the general prac
tice for a representative to ap
point those nominated In the
county's Democratic primary,
the law appears to permit the
representative to ignore the re
sult of the primary, if he
wishes, and there has been con
siderable discussion of the pos
sibility that Mr. McGlamery
might make changes in the
board as nominated.
Elects Superintendent
A major function of the
county board of education is
the election of the county su
perintendent of schools, for a
two-year term, and the law pro
vides that;
"The County Board of Educa
tion shall, 'as soon as conven
ient on or after the first Mon
day in April, elect a county su
perintendent of public instruc
tion for a term of two years
The county board of education
shall fix the time for the elec
tion of the county superinten
dent and shall give public no
tice ^ of the same in a paper
published or circulated in the
county and shall post a notice
of the same at the courthouse
door at least 15 days before the
date fixed for the election of
said superintendent. His term
of office shall begin on the first
Monday in July. Immediately
after the election, the chair
man of the county board of ed
ucation shall report the name
address, experience and qualifi
cation of the person elected to
the state superintendent of pub
lic instruction."
The law further provides that
the election of the superinten
dent shall be void unless the
person elected has qualified, or
can qualify, for a superintend
ent's certificate, under the rules
and regulations of the State
Board of Education.
Among those regulations is
one requiring that the person
seeking a superintendent's cer
tificate shall have been engag
ed in school work within the
past seven years.
Was At Caucus
I Mr. McGlamery left Franklin
Monday morning, in order to be
in Raleigh for the Democratic
caucus Tuesday. The general as
sembly opened Wednesday at
noon, when senators and repre
sentatives were administered
I the oath of office.
Prior to leaving, he spent all
day last Saturday at the court
house, as he previously had an
nounced he would do, so as to
| , available to citizens who
wished to confer with him
'about legislation
At the end of the day, he
said about 50 persons had t?lk
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