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VOL. Lxil? NO: 8
START PUTTING
MACHINES IN AT
TEXTILE PLANT
Van Raalte Firm Hopes
' To Begin Operation
About March IS
Installation of approximately
60 machines started Monday at
the Van Raalte textile plant in
?ast Franklin, and It is hoped
uiat operations can be begun
about the middle of March in
that section of the plant that
has been completed, E. W. Mae
bert said this week.
A period of three or four
weeks Is expected to be requlr
?i ed to Install the machines ? va
rious types of sewing machines,
all. shaft-driven by electricity.
Ffnal touches were put on the
section of the building under
construction last Saturday, with
plumbing, heating, etc., install
ed, and work on the remainder
of the plant probably will get
under way late In the summer,
Mr. Maebert said.
Approximately 80 women and
girls are to be employed in vhe
portion of the building Just fin
ished, manufacturing fabric,
lnseani dress gloves. The glove
parts will be cut at the Dun
kirk, N. Y., plant of the Van
Raalte firm, and tlie gloves will
be returned there for steaming,
" packing, and distribution, but
all the other manufacturing op
erations will be performed in
the Franklin plant.
When the entire plant goes
Into operation, Van Raalte of
ficials previously explained, the
Franklin mill may manufacture
gloves or some other Van
Raalte item. |
Ip addition to the operators
of the machines, about 20 per
sons will be employed doing
hand work.
Of the 80 expected to be at
work soon, 12 are now employ
ed in the small operation under
way In the Leach Building.
These persons will be trarfs
ferred to East Franklin /When
operations are begun there. An
other 10 were selected last
spring and summer. And about
60 are yet to be employed.
T. J. Griffis, Van Raalte per
sonnel manager, explained
that persons who have signed
applications will be notified as
to the time to appear at the
U. S. Employment service In
the courthouse here for apti
tude tests. On a basis of these
preliminary tests, appointments
?111 be made by the USES for
applicants to see either Mr.
Griffis or Norman Blaine, now
in training as a personnel coun
sellor, for interviews at ap
pointed dates and hours.
Only a limited number of in
terviews can be conducted each
day ? possibly no more than
three or four ? Mr. Griffis said.
He added that, as far as pos
sible, persons will be notified
in the order in which their ap
plications were filed. Notifica
tions should begin reaching
those whose applications are al
ready on file in about two
weeks.
All new applications will be
taken at the USES office, after
it assigns a man here for the
? Continued From Page t
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
SO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Mr. J. P. Bradley of Smith
Bridge township was in town
Saturday looking cheerful over
the arrival of a new boy. He
named htm after Sheriff Roane.
Dr. J. H. Pouts has commenc
ed the erection of a dwelling on
Iotla street Just below Mr.
Shanks' residence on the oppo
site side of the street.
10 YEARS AGO
Represantatlve Patton of Ma
con County delivered a short
nddress over the radio from
Raleigh Tuesday night at 7:30
In which he discussed the ad
vantages and opportunities to
be found in Western North
Carolina.
i The Rev J. A. Flanagan of
\ Franklin, was elected stated
* clerk at a meeting of the Ashe
F vllle Presbytery Tuesday morn
ing at the First Presbyterian
church in that city. Mr Flan
agan succeeds the Rev. W. A.
Murray of Black Mountain whose
resignation was accepted at the
meeting.
Released by War Department Public Relations Division
A MILITARY POLICEMAN from Greenville, Georgia, Pfc.
Harry A. Argroves, converses in sign language near the Seoul,
Korea, railroad station with a venerable Korean typical of this
country of contrasts, full of the lore and traditions of the Orient and
imbued with a determination to rehabilitate and modernize itself.
GODSHALL WILL
TALK ON ORIENT
Second In Series Of
Lectures To Be
Heard Friday
Dr. W. Leon Godshall, of
Bethlehem, Penn., the second
In the series of four speakers
being brought here by the
Franklin Rotary club, will be
heard at the Franklin Metho
dist church at 7:'30 o'clock Fri
day evening, At 12:50 in the
afternoon be will address stu
dents from the Franklin High
school at the church.
Last week's evening address
dealt with the topic, "Getting
Together in Europe", and Dr.
Oodshall will talk on "Getting
Together in the Orient".
Tickets for the lectures may
be obtained from any member
of the Rotary club.
Dr. Godshall, who is head of
the department of international
relatiora at Lehigh university, '
has traveled widely in the Far
East, and is well known as a
lecturer. He has served as visit
ing professor at St. John's uni- )
versity, Shanghai, China, at
Lingnan university, Canton,
China, and at the University of
the Philippines. Dr. Godshall al
so has traveled extensively in
Russia. He served in the navy
during World War 1 and was
orientation army lecturer in the
last war.
He Is the author of three
books dealing with the Orient
and diplomatic problems.
The third in the series of lec
tures on international under
standing, to be delivered Friday
of next week, will be on the
topic, "UN, Vehicle of World
Cooperation?", while the subject
of the fourth and final address
March 7 will be "Cooperation or
Confusion In Ten-Mile-A-Min
ute Travel?"
9-Year Old Boy
Is Injured When
Struck By T axi
Jerry T. Bailey, III, nine
year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. (Tom) Bailey, of East
Franklin, was Injured when he
was struck by a taxi driven by
Jeff Angel last Saturday morn
ing on West Main street, in
front of Duncan Motor com
pany, where Mr. Bailey is em
ployed as a mechanic.
The boy had Just come from
the library. It was said, and was
more than halfway across the
street when the accident oc
curred.
He was taken by John Bulgin
to Angel hospital for treatment
of severe shoulder and back
bruises and possible internal In
juries. He Is now at his home.
No charge has been preferred
against Mr. Angel.
The Business airls' circle of
the Presbyterian church has an
nounced plans for a rummage
?ale, to be held March 1 on the
Public square. Proceed* will go
to the church building fund.
The Weather
High Low Prec.
February 13 60 21
February 14 63 19
February 15 54 20
February 16 54 24
February 17 53 28
February 18 67 22
February 19 ...... 57 28
Total rainfall for the year, to |
date, 11.81 inches.
To date," for the month, .67.
800 Persons
Hear Seger
In 2 Talks
Approximately 800 persons
here heard Dr Oerhart Seger,
first of four lecturers being
brought to Franklin by the local
Rotary club, last Friday.
The evening address, when
his topic wag "Getting Together
in Europe", ^attracted 300 or
more adults, and in the early
afternoon 500 high school stu
dents packed tlje Methodist
church to give him pin-drop
like attention as- he told of nis
escape from a concentration
camp in the early days of Hit
ler, and emphasized that Ger
many offers a lesson in the im
portance of the American con
stitution and bill of rights.
In his talk to the adults Fri
day evening, Dr. Seger made the
point that individual peace
treaties will not solve the Euro
pean situation, but that "a bold
step is needed ? the creation of
a United States of Europe", as
an entity within the United
Nations.
The first objections to such a
proposal, he said, always is the
barrier of language, but he cit
ed the history of Switzerland as
the answer to that objection.
That country, he said is made
up of Germans, French, and
Italians. Each of the three na
tionalities lives in a separate
section of Switzerland. Each has
held on to its customs and cul
ture, and each continues to use
its mother tongue. Yet the three
nationalities have lived togeth
er In peace for more than 000
years
The United States of Europe,
he said, cannot be created over
night, and will have to be
?Continued On Pace Eight
Former Franklin
Negro Presented
High Scout Award
A Negro who formerly lived
in Franklin is believed to be the
first member of his race in the
South to be presented with the
coveted Silver Beaver, highest
award given adult leaders In
the Boy Scout movement.
He Is the Rev. James T. Ken
nedy, archdeacon In the Epis
eopal church, and pastor of St.
Cyprian's church here.
The presentation was made
recently in Asheville, where the
Negro clergyman lives and
where for many years he has
been active in Boy Scout work.
Many years ago he was a cab
inet muter In Franklin.
Red Cross
To Hold 'Kick-off Drive
Dinner 1 uesday
The annual "Kick-ofl" dinner
for the 1947 Kea Cross tuna
campaign for Macon County will
be held Tuesday night at Lu
cille's dinning room, in Hotel
Hearn, at 7 o'clock, according
to the Rev. Charles E. Parker,
county iund chairman.
Mr. Parker also announced"
that this year's quota had been
set at $2,410. This amount is
$1,040 less than the quota for
last year. The chairman ex
pressed the hope that this goal
yvill be easily reached and the
campaign completed in a shJit
time.
All Red Cross workers and
persons who wish to assist in
the drive this year are invited
to attend the dinner. It is re
quested, however, that they
notify either Mr. Parker or Mrs.
Mary Jo Sloan before Monday
night.
W. D. Dibrell, general field
representative of the American
Ked Cross, will be the principal
speaker of the evening.
MRS. M'KEE IS
SPEAKERAT PTA
Girl Scouts Give Flay,
Are Given Awards,
Merit Badges
A talk by Mrs. E. L. McKee,
of Sylva, a Girl Scout play, and
the presentation of awards and
merit badges to members of the
Girl Scout troop marked Mon
day night's monthly meeting of
the Franklin Parent-Teacher
association.
Accepting a suggestion of the
president, Mrs. Weimar Jones,
the association voted to buy
100 song books for use at the
meetings and by the school
children, and Mrs. J. A. Flana
gan, Mrs. S. H. Lyle, Jr., and
Mrs. Clinton Johnson- were nam
ed a committee to make the
purchase.
Mrs. JLyie reporiea jji.ou spem
by the association tor ihree
loads of gravel placed in front
of the school building, and
County Supt. G. L. Houk an
nounced that he had bought
electrical equipment suggested
by the association for the nome
economics department. Treas
urer R. S. Jones reported a Dal
ance of $366 in the bank.
Miss Nora Moody, chairman of
the committee in charge, dis
cussed the N. C. Symphony con- ,
cert scheduled here March 21, '
and emphasized that a lot of
work must be done if the re
quired $750 is to be raised. A
number of association members
took tickets to sell.
Following the Girl Scout play,
directed by Mrs. Johnson and
Mrs. E. W. Renshaw, awards and
merit badges were presented by
Mrs. Jones to the following
girls:
Betty Lou* Constance, Julia
Hunnicutt, Elizabeth Jones,
Laura Lyle, Janet Parker, Edith
Plemmons, Wilma Gay Phillips,
Mary Sue Potts, Patty Lou
Phillips, Martha Ann Stockton,
and Mary Ann Sherrill. Wil.na
Renshaw, who was scheduled \.o
receive awards, was ill.
Mrs. McKee, who was intro
duced by Mr. Houk, discussed |
what teachers have a right to
expect of parents, and what
parents have a right to expect
of teachers. "You have just as
good a school as you demand",
she said, "and if it lsnt good
enough, blame yourself.
Teachers, she declared, have
a right to expect that the child
sent them by parents shall be
reasonably healthy, well fed,
well clothed, self-controlled,
honest, trained in the property
rights of others, and with the
right attitude toward the school.
She added that teachers have a
right to expect children to come
to school regularly and on time.
Parents, on the other hand,
have a right to expect that a
teacher shall have a good edu
cation, speak perfect English
have a pieasing speaking voice
have a character of strict in
tegrity, and cooperate as best
she can with the parents.
The devotional was conduct
ed by the Rev. W. Jackson
Huneycutt, Mrs. Flanagan led
group singing, and the minutes
were read by Mrs. John Bulgln.
Mexico Club To Hold
Bunco Party Friday
The Mexico Club of the
Franklin High school has an
nounced plans for a Bunco
party Friday night at 8 o'clock
at the Agricultural building.
McGlamery Offers
Bill To Validate
School Bond Vote
Says No Law Needed For
School Board Members'
Pay For Meetings
While he was at home last
week-end. Representative Her
bert A McGlamery said a num
ber of persons had suggested
to him that he introduce a bill
in the general assembly which
would pay members of tne cjun
ty board of education enougn
to keep it from being a sacri
fice tor them to meet, as often
as the school business might
require.
inere is a general impression
! that members of the ocxird are
| paid a flat $20 a year.
Mr. McGlamery said, however,
that he had looKed up the law,
1 and that it permits board mem
bers pay of $5 per diem, plus
five cents a mile to and from
meetings, for as many meetings
as they find necessary to trans
act the business of ihe scnools.
While here, Mr. McGlamery
addressed a meeting of the
teachers and another gathering
of state highway employes. He
said most persons had express
ed approval of measures he has
introduced.
He cited the law, from the
General Statues of North Caro
lina, on the school board meet
ings and compensation:
"Section 115-48. Meetings of
the Board. ? The County Board
of Education shall meet on the
first Monday in January, April,
July and October. It may elect
to hold regular monthly meet
ings, and to meet in special
sessions as often as the school
business of the county may re
quirt.
"Section 115-46. Compemsation
of Members. ? The Board of Ed
ucation may fix the compensa
tion of each member at not to
exceed five dollars per diem
and five cents a mile to and
from the place of meeting, and
no member of the board shall
receive any compensation for
any services rendered except the
per diem provided in this sec
tion for attending meetings of
the board and traveling ex
penses when attending meetings
of the board, or such othei
traveling expenses as may be
incurred while performing du
ties imposed upon any member
by authority of the board."
Francis Tessier
Awarded Silver Beaver |
For Scout Work
Francis M. Tessier, of Baton '
Rouge, La., son of Mrs. Reby
S. Tessier, of Franklin, recent
ly was presented with the Silver
Beaver, highest award given by
the Boy Scout organization to
an adult.
The Baton Rouge newspaper
in which the account appeared
carried a photograph of the
presentation.
Waltus H. Gill, who made the
award, pointed out that Mr.
Tessier has served as assistant
scout master, troop committee
man, commissioner at large, and
scoutmaster for more than 15
years.
"His record of service has al
ways been in the troop be
cause of his great understand
ing of boys and his unselfish
ability to lead them," Mr. Gill
said. "Hundreds of boys have
come under his leadership and
influence. Many of them have
grown into manhood with an
intense loyalty and lasting
friendship because of his unsel
fish service as scoutmaster.
"This Scouter served with the
armed forces during the recent
| war. He has been directly re
sponsible for the organization
of many new Scout troops and
I the recruiting of many leaders
to the movement."
Sugar Stamp No. 53
To Expire March 31
Spare Ration Stamp No. 53,
good for five pounds of sugar,
will expire on March 31 instead
of on April 30 as originally
planned, A. D. Simpson, Jr.,
OPA regional sugar executive,
has announced In Atlanta. A
new stamp, good for 10 pounds
; of sugar, will be validated April
I}, b? Mid.
Would Repeal Old Law
Requiring Majority
Of Those On Books
Representative Herbert A. Mc
Glamery today (Thursday! in
I troduced- a bill in the general
j assembly to validate the county
I election held in December, 1945,
at which issuance of $400,000 in
school bonds was approved, it
| was learned here.
Mr. McGlamery's bill also
would repeal a 1929 law relating
to issuance of bonds by Macon
County.
Acts validating band elections
are rather common in the gen
eral assembly, and it is antici
pated that Mr. McGlamery's bill
will be passed as a matter of
legislative routine.
The 1929 act provided that a
majority of all the qualified
voters must vote in favor of
bonds before they may be is
sued. A similar law affected the
Town of Franklin bond election,
also held in December, 1945,
and a second election was held
to permit issuance of the town's
; bonds.
I Mr. McGlamery's bill, how
ever, would validate the county
election and permit issuance of
the bonds without the expense
of a second election. At the
same time, it would repeal the
old act and bring this county
under the state law as regards
bond elections.
Board Elects
Patterson As
Coop Manager
A. C. (Claude) Patterson was
elected general manager of the
recently organized Macon Coun
ty Farmers Cooperative, at a
meeting of the organization's
board of directors last Satur
day morning.
Mr. Patterson, whose home is
at Tesenta, previously had been
chosen as president of the co
operative. He resigned that post
to become general manager, and
the directors elected Robert
Fulton, of the Cullasaja com
munity, as president.
The general managership is
expected to be a full-time posi
tion, and Mr. Patterson will
begin his new duties about the
first of March, it was under
stood.
Sanders' Store
Here Is Purchased By
Bowers Firm
Sanders' store, operated by
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sanders for
the past 20 years, has been sold
to Bowers, a mercantile organ
ization which has stores in
Asheville, Murphy, Lenoir, and
at points in Tennessee and Ken
tucky.
The deal was closed Satur
day, and G. M. Johnson, Bow
ers' field manager operating
out of Asheville, took charge
immediately.
Under its new ownership, the
store will be managed by T. Y.
Angell, of Brevard, who has
been with the Bowers organi
zation since his discharge from
the armed forces about a year
ago. Mr. Angell, who has arriv
ed here, plans to bring his wife
and two sons to Franklin as
soon as he can find a house.
Mr. Johnson, who was accom
panied here by Mrs. Johnson,
will return to his Asheville du
ties the last of this week.
Mr and Mrs. Sanders came
to Franklin from Atlanta in
1927. They operated their store
in the McCoy building for 16
years, moving to the location in
the Bank of Franklin building
about four years ago. In an
nouncing sale of the business,
they expressed appreciation for
courtesies shown them by the
public.
While their plans for the im
mediate future are indefinite,
they plan to remain in Franklin,
they said. They own a home on
Harrison avenue.
Five out of every 1,000 moth
ers die at child birth in North
Carolina.
    

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