WotoA Tkit Fiffurt Grow I THIS WEEK 2,203 Net, Paid-in-Advance Subscribers 2,196 LAST WEEK ?|e iFfwtllf ti Iff. atib Qb* U}igblautt0 Jflacoman PROGRESS! I 'A' LIBERAL i\J)J-:ee\J)Ext THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1947 FRANKLIN. N C\. VOL. LXII? NO. 7 S2.00 PER YEAR N. C. SYMPHONY SLATED TO PLAY; HERE MARCH 2: Minimum Of $750 Mjs'c r Be Raised; March 1 oe. As Ticket Deadline The appearance here of the North Carolina Little Symphony orchestra has 'been set for Fri day, March 2' , It was announc ed this week by Mistf Nora Moody, chairman of the local committee on the Symphony. The orchestra played here last spring to capacity audiences. So far, a total of $145 has been raised toward the $750 re I quired to bring the orchestra to Franklin, Miss Moody said. This is a much larger proportion of the total, members of last year's committee said, than had been raised by this time last year. Of the amount raised, $65 is in initial gifts, while $80 repre sents 40 memberships, entitling the holders to attend the con- ? cert. Membership tickets, at $2 each, may be obtained from any member of the committee, from members of the Junior Music club, or at Perry's Drug store. And Miss Moody will be avail able in the lobby of the Bank of Franklin on the next three Saturday mornings ? February 15 and 22 and March 1. Other members of the committee are Mrs. H. W. Cabe, E. J. Carpen ter, the Rev. W. Jackson Hun eycutt, Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones, i John M. Archer, Jr., and Mrs. 1 Weimar Jones. 1 Since it Is necessary to know well in advance that the re- i quired $750 is available to pay for the orchestra's appearance ] here, Miss Moody said, the total must be raised by March 1. ] Ticket sales will close on that . date, she added. , Russian To Speak At Baptist Church Sundiay Pastor Robert Tarzier, special representative of the Russian Bible Society, will speak at the First Baptist church here Sun day at the 11 o'clock morning service, it has been announced. A native of Russia and .for mer pastor of the Golgotha Church at Riga, Russia, he escaped with his family from Eastern Russia and came to America recently, and now is serving with the Russian Bible Society. That society, it was pointed out, was organized under the Influence of the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, "more than a cen tury ago. Later, however, it was suppressed by the tsars, and had its re-birth in America. Mr. Tarzier is said to have a : good command of English. The speaker will go from Franklin to Highlands, where he will be heard at the Baptist church Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock. r ? Do You Remember . . . ? (Looking backward through the files of The Press) 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK* I Mr. J Lee Barnard has pur chased one acre of land from Solicitor G. A. Jones on the corner at the junctioh of West Main and Georgia streets and has commenced laying down brick preparatory to building a handsome brick residence. The price paid for the lot, we learn, was $300. We have all varieties ol weather now in rapid succes sion. The grippe iiiu ooiuck Macon County and the victims find the old fellow very uncomfort able 10 YEARS AGO Statistics released today by George W. Coan, Jr., state ad ministrator, North Carolina Works Progress Administration, show that 74.9 miles of farm-to market roads have been com pleted in Macon County by re lief workers since the inaugura tion of the works program 16 months ago. Members of the senior class of Franklin High school select ed the following officers for the class of 1937: President, Clinton Brooluhlre; vice-president, John Crawford; secretary, Ruth Hlf glns; treasurer, Charles Slagle Chattering Jeep Is Driven Into Living Room As Mercury At Highlands Hits 15 Below As a sequel to the recent pold wave, a unique story Is being told by Col. F. W. Kernan. French doors in the large liv ing room of the Kernan home on Mirror Lake open on to a terrace, and when the ther mometer dropped to 15 below zero, Mrs. Kernan, not relish ing the thought of being cut off from the village by .a froz en Jeep, conceived the idea of driving said Jeep right into the living room. The rugs were turned back, the floor covered with heavy paper, two by eights laid /down, and the Jeep rolled majestically in! Two short-haired Dobermann Pinscher dogs also ware brought in from the barn, after a third was found frozen to ieath Col. Kernan said the only rea son the family did not turn en tirely primitive and bring in ihe horse, the cow and the pigs, was due to the lack of room! The Weather High Low February 6 50 14 February 7 51 29 February 8 39 9 February 9 28 7 February 10 ..... 38 10 February 11 ....... 54 9 February 12 52 29 * Trace Seger To Be Heard Here Twice Friday The first of four speakers on J the general theme of interna tional understanding will be heard here Friday. The lecturers, chosen Dy Ro tary International, are being brought to Franklin by the local Rotary club. This week's speaker is Ger hart Seger, who escaped from ei Nazi concentration camp and came to the United States. He will address students of the high school at 1:45 o'clock in the afternoon, and will be heard by an adult audience at 7:30 p. m. Both talks will be made at the Methodist church. Mr. Seger's topic in the after noon will be "A Lesson from Sermany", while he will talk at night on the subject, "Get ting Together in Europe". A former member of the Ger man Reichstag, Mr. Seger is an editor, author and lecturer, and was a witness at the recent Nuremberg war guilt trials. He will come to Franklin from ad dresses in Bryson City Thurs day. The other three speakers will appear here on succeeding Fri days?February 21, February 28, and March 7. Next week's speaker will be Dr. Leon W. Goflshall, associate professor of diplomatic history and international relations at Lehigh university. His topic will be "Getting Together in the Orient". Tickets for the lectures may be obtained from any member of the Franklin Rotary club. The Mexico club of the Franklin High school will spon sor a Valentine dance at the school Friday evening, Febru ary 14. Proceeds will go to the fund the club is raising to take members on a trip to Mexico next summer. FARM TRAINING! RULES CHANGED 54 Students Maximum Per Teacher May Result In Reducing Class Hers Notice of two important new regulations relating to veterans farm training were received from state headquarters this week by E. J. Whitmire, Jr., vocational agriculture teacher, who heads the program here. The first new rule is that no teacher of agriculture may have more than 54 veterans under his supervision at one time. The Franklin vocational department now has 120 men in training. ? In addition, Mr. Whitmire has supervision of 54 trainees in Clay county. In commenting on the regu lation, Mr. Whitmire said it is possible that the number now enrolled, since these men al ready are in training, may not be reduced. If the number is reduced to the required 54, he said, preference will be given to those men who have made progress since enrolling toward farm ownership and in carry ing out a recommended farm program. The second regulation is that the only time a veteran may j enroll for the training is Janu- | ary and February of each year. I Since more than the allowed { number already are in train ing, it will be January, 1948, before a new group of men will be enrolled, Mr. Whitmire said. At that time, the work of each group of those in train- ; ing will be reviewed by Mr. Whitmire and a representative of the Veterans Administration j to determine if the student has shown enough progress to justi fy leaving him on the program, or whether should be drop ped from the class in order to give another boy a chance. Acid Wood Purchases Halted For Two W celts Purchase of acid wood was stopped Monday by the Cham pion Fiber company ' represen tative, C. L. Pendergrass, and the Mead corporation, according to Mr. Pendergrass. Wood pur chases will be resumed Febru ary 24. The reason given for discontinuance of wood pur chases for two weeks was vhe lack of storage space here and | at Canton, Mr. Pendergrass said FOOTBALL F GIVEN 19 BOYS OF FRANKLIN HI rive Gir's Also Aware. _i Ljtlers As Scaool Cheer Leaders Nineteen monogram ? "F's" were awarded to members ol the Franklin High school fi.jt ball team Monday night by Coach William G. (Bill) Craw ford. The presentation was at a banquet given the football squad and cheer leaders by the Franklin Lions club at Lucille's dining room. Five girl cheer leaders also received letters for their out standing work in supporting the team. Coach Crawford awarded a large red chenille F to the fol lowing members of the football squad: Backs, Capt. Larry Cabe, Co-Captain Howard Horsley, Bob Cochran, Tommy Angel, Keith Warden, Johnny Flana gan, and Lyman Gregory; cen ters, Mac Duncan and Earl Harmon; guards, Harley Stew art and Bill Brown; tackles, Neil Mooney, Howard Penland, Steve McConnell, Louis Welch, and Kenneth Welch; and ends, Edgar Angel, Kelly Moses and Clarence Mason. The girls who received letters as cheer leaders are Marjorie Constance, head cheer leader, Jane Setser, Lucille Hannah, Betty Jean Foster, and Dorothy Raby. A red felt emblem, represent ing a panther's head, was given the following boys: Francis foooard, Andy Thompson, Jim Waldroop, Bobby Parrish, John Alsup, J. B. Snyder, Howard Reece, Bill Huggins, Boyce White, Charles Thomas, Ronald White and Burton Leach. These boys were substitutes but did not play the required number of quarters to receive letters. Mrs. Corbin, 84, Succumbs Funeral services for Mrs. Martha M. Corbin, who died Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Longview Baptist church. The Rev. George A. Cloer, the Rev. S. J. McGinnis and the Rev. James L. Vinson conducted the services, and burial followed in Pine Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were John T. Vin son, Albert Corbin, Robie Hig don, Garland Harbin, Sammy Bryson, Jr., and Sexton Vinson. Mrs. Corbin, who was 84, died at the home of hpr daughter, Mrs. John Angel, Monday at 6 a. m., ?following an illness of several months. She suffered a broken hip in a fall several years ago and had been an in valid since , that time. She is survived by four daugh ters, Mrs. John Angel of Frank lin, Route 2, Mrs. B. H. Vinson, of Dillard, Ga., Mrs. L. H. Ittg don, of Gastonia, and Mrs. Lilly Rush, of Middlesboro, Ky.; two sons, O. C. Corbin, of Gneiss, and J. L. Corbin of Grove, Okla., 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Three Franklin Scouts To Get Life Rank JOHN ALSUP, JR. CHARLES THOMAS FRANK HENRY, III 'me tnree rranmin uojr srouu snown aoove win oe pnraravni to wie ran* ui ui? acuuis at the court of honor at Whittier tonight (Thursday). Life Scout is the third highest rating in scouting, and it is unusual for one troop to have three members attain that rank at a single court. Other members of the local troop who will be given awards tonight include: Burton Leach, to Star Soout; Kermit De Hart and Jack Reece, to first class; and Claude Mc Falls, to second class. Jothn M. Archer, III, Charles Baldwin, Allen Cartledge, Duane Cruise, Jimmy Con Icy, Kermit DeHart, Frank L. Henry, III, Manual Holland, Bob Myers, Howard Reece, Jack Reece, Jimmy Rogen, Alvin Stiles, Charles Thomas, and BIN Waldroop will be liven merit badges. The Tenderfoot award will go to Mm Justener, Robert Dowdle, Thomas 1 Mm, ui George Brown. GEORGE B. PATTON PATTON SWORN IN AS JUDGE Will Hold First Term Of Supsrior. Court In Mecklenburg George B. Patton, 49-year old Franklin attorney, Tuesday morning was sworn in as a spe cial superior court judge. The oath was administered by Chiei Justice Walter P. Stacy in Gov. Cherry's office. Among those present for the ceremony was Mrs. Patton. Judge Patton will go to Char lotte this week-end for his first court, a civil term in Mecklen burg county, which will open Monday morning. Gov. Cherry last week ap pointed the Franklin man and Paul B. Edmundson, of Golds boro, as special judges, to meet an increase in the load of the courts' Named under authority of an act of the current legis lature, they will serve until June 30 of this year, when they must be reappointed, if they are to | continue on the bench. A native, of Macon County, j Judge Patton was licensed to practice law in 1923, following study at the Frapklin High school and the University of North Carolina- Since that time, | he has served two terms as i mayor of Franklin, as attorney for the town of Highlands and for Macon county, and as rep resentative in the general as sembly. He recently served for a year as chief counsel for the State ! Highway and Public Works com mission, and formerly was as sistant attorney general. In observance of National Boy Scout week, members of the Franklin Boy Scout troop pre sented a program at Wednes day night's meeting of the Ro tary club, under the direction of Scoutmaster John Edwards. U. S. CUT MAY FORCE CLOSING OF LUNCH ROOMS Schools Hc.o Affected As Federal Funds Are Exnaiistcd Due to the exhaustion of fed eral funds for lunch room maintenance, some or all of the six lunch rooms in the couniy may be discontinued March 1. In a letter to school prin cipals and county superinten dents, Clyde R. Irwin, state su perintendent of public instruc J tion, said that lunch rooms through the state will not re ceive their full allotment of federal money for the month of March, and will receive no as | sistance from the federal gov ernment during the rest of the school year 1946-47. During the past year 289,520 hot meals have been served to j pupils by the 1,233 lunch rooms operated in this state through | the aid of federal money. Cost, of the meal for the studeht has ranged from 15 to 25 cents in the various schools. Pupils in this county pay 15 cents for type A meals, which consist of one meat or meat substitute, two vegetables, desert, and half a pint of milk. The supplement of nine cents per meal by the federal government has enabled the lunchrooms to serve this meal at this low cost, it was ex plained. Six schools in the county have participated in the program this year. During the month of January, 8,312 meals were served by the Franklin lunch room, 4,007 at Otto, 4,240 at Cowee, 2,155 at Slagle, 2,315 at Otter Creek, and 4,573 at Highlands, making a total of 25,60'7 meals served in Macon County during the month of January. Principals and lunch room managers plan to make every effort to continue this program, even without the assistance of federal funds. Girl Scc4its Will Give PTA Program; Mrs. McKee To Talk Members of the Franklin troop of the Girl Scouts will present a program at next week's meeting of the Franklin Parent-Teacher association. Another feature of the meet ing will be a talk by Mrs. E. L. McKee, of Sylva, who had been scheduled to appear at last month's meeting, but was ill at the time. The meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock Monday night at the school. Teachers Here, After 3-Hour Debate, Vote To Back NCEA Plan For Teachers' Salaries After three hours of spirited debate, Macon County members of the North Caroling Educa tion last Saturday voted to in dorse the NCEA teacher salary increase program. While a large majority of the 37 teachers present backed the association's plan, there was forceful support of the South Piedmont proposal for larger salary increases. The vote was taken oh a mo tion made by Mrs. T. J. O'Neil, following a lengthy discussion } concerning the relative merits j of various proposals, including j those of the United Forces for ! Education an1 the South Pied mont plan, and carried by over whelming majority, but over spirited opposition led by Miss Nora Moody, who favored in dorsement of the South Pi [ mont plan. Mrs. Hunter opened the meet- I ing by stating the purpose of j the gathering and asking th&t all feel free to give their op inions. Mrs. Hunter then Introduced O. L. Houk, county superinten dent of schools, who had Just returned from a trip to Raleigh and asked to give the group what information he might have concerning the matter of legis lation on teachers' salaries. Mr. Houk explained the bonus that recently was granted teach ers, along with other state em ployes, and pointed out that this pay Increase does not extend beyond the present fiscal year, which endi June 30. , Mr. Houk outlined the pro posed legislation which is be fore the general assembly and has the endorsement of the NCEA and the United Forces for Education, explaining . that it would give the average teacher a salary increase of approxi mately $500 annually. He also touched briefly on the South Piedmont plan. J. J. Mann, 'legislative chair man of the local unit, advised the group to work to obtain permanent benefits and added that he felt that the teachers should work in harmony with their state organization. The floor then was thrown open for general discussion and Miss Moody, in a forceful talk, asked, the group to support the South Piedmont plan. M'ss M'-odv minted out that under present conditions it is extremely difficult for county teachers, who, many cases, live at home, to make ends meet. She asked the group to consider the plight of the teach er who lived in a city and must pay all her living ex penses at the high cost of liv ing that exists in cities today. Miss Moody said that she felt that the leaders of the South Piedmont group should be com mended because without their vigorous support the teachers possibly might have received no salary increase. Following this discussion, the motion was carried that the Macon unit Indorse the program advocated by the state assocla I Uon. ii

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