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VOL. LXII? NO. 14
SCHOOL BOARD
EXPECTED TO
MEET MONDAY
Measure Appointing Five
N ominated Passed
By Assembly
The bill appointing C. Gor
don Moore, Frank Browning, Ed
L.yrd, Walter Gibson, and Bob
t>. Sloan as members of the
Macon County board of educa
tion was passed by the state
senate Tuesday, and will be
come law upon its formal rati
fication.
The measure had been passed
by the house last Thursday.
While no formal call for a
meeting of the new board has
been issued, it Is expected that
i he five men named in the bill
will meet Monday morning tc
organize and consider the elec
tion of a county superintendent
of schools for the next twc
years.
It Is anticipated that the om
nibus boards of education bill,
naming the boards of educa
tion in this and the other 99
counties of the state, will be
ratified within a day or two
?after its passage by the senate.
There is always the possibility,
however, of delay, due to con
gestion in the enrolling office ?
where all bills passed are for
mally enrolled as law.
Appointments of members of
the new board will not become
official until the omnibus bill
is enrolled for ratification.
The five men appointed are
those nominated in last May's
Democratic primary.
Mr. Moore, the present chair
man, Mr. Browning, and Mr.
Byrd are members of the pres
ent board. Mr. Gibson and Mr.
Sloan are new members. The
five are appointed for two
year terms, beginning Monday.
Meanwhile, Representative
Herbert A. McGlamery's bill re
quiring the board to meet the
first Monday in each month,
having passed both house and
senate, became law last Friday.
Two other measures affecting
this county have been ratified
in the past few days.
One is Rep. McOlamery's bill
providing that money received
by Macon County from the Na
tional Forest Service shall be
allocated pro rata to the several I
county funds, beginning next I
January 1. I
The other is the omnibus
justices of the peace measure,
which appointed 13 new justices
of the peace in this county for
two-year terms beginning April
1.
Pending in the assembly is a
McGlamery bill authorizing the
State Board of Education, in its
discretion, to pay a damage
claim filed by W. C. Ledbetter
of this county. Mr. Ledbetter
seeks $500 for school bus acci
dent injuries.
"SIDE-KICK" FOR SAUSAGE
Add novelty and glamour to
pork sausage links by serving
this tasty accompaniment. Peel
small bananas, or use medium
size bananas and cut in halves
crosswise. Dip in lemon juice;
brown in hot sausage drippings.
Serve at once, while very hot.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
SO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Wanted ? A few good bacon
sides will be received on sub
scriptions.
W A. Jacobs has opened up a
saddle and harness shop near
the Hlgglns building.
25 YEARS AGO
The summer school for this
county begins early this year,
so as to give a few weeks be
tween the time school closes
and the time for the county
schools to open.
Tom Porter, of Franklin,
the ooffee man and Buick rep
resentative, was in town several
days this week.? Bryson City
* Times.
10 YEARS AGO"
Under the leadership of T. J.
0"Neil, Macon County recrea
tion supervisor, and Harold N.
Powell, recreation supervisor for
fifth district WPA, a field meet
WM held at lotto school.
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Mr. W?lo?r Jonoo, Editor-Publisher
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Tour liUtr of August 24, addressed to tho S tote Deport
?wat of PnWio Iastraotioa, has b?9o r?f#rm) to this offioo far
reply. r<m Mk for certain lnfomotttan relating to ssdaries of
county oapariatondoiito of sohools in Horth Corolla* an* in ?oon
Coanty In particular.
tho State Board of Education's salary sohodule ranges
frost 13200 as * ?in1?ni to fiSOQ aw * aa*i?u*. the nliry sohodule
is bassd oa average dolly ??d>er?hlp within eeafe iiWri s trativo
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Tho *v?r*g# dolly aaabersbip for MOoon county eatltles
the presoat suporlatendent to reooiro #4100. tho only faotor
ohieh would ehaage this solary soh?dul? ottior than a ohaage In tho
average dolly Bomber ship lo tho experience of tho superintendent.
A perso? beginning ?s superintendent receives only 90 por ooat of
the calory for tho first yosir, tho Seoond year, ho reoelves 92.6
por oontj tho third year, ho roeolvos 96 por ooat] tho fourth yoor,
97.6 ppr ooat i and tho fifth yoor, 100 por ooat. r
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CORRECTION ? On several occasions it has been said in the columns of The Press that
the present salary of the Mac an County superintendent of schools is $4,209 per year. Recent
ly someone questioned the correctness of that figure, and the editor referred to a letter on
the subject from the State Board of Education. The re-check of the letter ? the source on
which the original statement had been based ? showed that an error bad been made. The
present salary is $4,100, not $4,200. The inaccuracy is regretted, and the management of The
Press is glad to make this correction.
Above is a photo-engraving of the letter from Mr. Reid, of the State Board of Education,
which explains the set-up as regards salaries of superintendents in this and other counties.
Burns Fatal
.To Man, 88,
Living Alone
An 80-year old man who lived
alone was fatally burned at his
home in the Cullasaja commun
ity Thursday night of last week.
He was John Potts, whose
clothing caught fire, it was be
lieved when he attempted to
start a fire. A can of oil was
found burning when his screams
brought help to his house.
Charles Davidson, passing Mr.
Potts' home about 8 o'clock
Thursday night, heard the lat
ter's cries, and hurried into the
house. He found Mr. Potts in
the kitchen, his clothing in
flames.
Mr. Davidson tore the blazing
clothing from the old man and
carried him outside, but he died
within a few minutes.
Mr. Potts, who had lived alone
since the death of his wife
about a year ago, had returned
that day from a visit to Norton,
and was believed had just en
tered his home and set out to
make a fire.
Survivors include one sister,
Mrs. James Houston, of Buck
Creek.
Although he had lived in Ma
con county 49 years, Mr Polts
was a native of Jackson, and
funeral services were held at
the Stewart cemetery in that
county Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock, with the Rev. Fred Sor
rells officiating.
Pallbearers, all nephews, were
John, Leonard, and Nichols
Potts, Robert and Will Houston,
and Harley Stewart.
Bryant funeral home had
charge of the arrangements.
More Than 100 Attend
Supper Of Methodists
More than 100 persons, rang
ing In age from eight months
to 80 years, attended last Fri
day evening's church supper,
held In the basement of the
Franklin Methodist church.
Games and brief talks followed
the supper, which was sponsor
ed by the Men's class of the
Sunday school.
Highlands Bill
On Sidewalk Levy
Tabled In House
Representative Herbert A.
McGlamery's Highlands side
walk-street bill has been
tabled.
The measure, w<hich would
have permitted the Town of
Highlands to levy special
assessments against prop
erty owners on specified
streets for street and side
walk improvements, with
out a petition from the
property .owners, was re
ported favorably by a House
committee Friday ? of last
week, but was later tabled
by the house.
This is the third High
lands bill to fall by the leg
islative wayside.
New York Paper
Piubli&hes Feature Story
On Macon Section
A feature story on the agri
cultural development of the Cat
creek and Rabbit creek section
of this county was published re
cently by the New. York Herald
Tribune.
The two-column article is by
Robert S. Bird, who visited the
section some weeks ago to ob
tain material for one of a ser
ies of features on life in the
Tennessee valley.
The story will be republished
in The Press next week.
Trimont Inn To Open
For Guests On Monday
Trhnont Inn, summer tourist
hotel, will open for the season
Monday, it was announced this
week. The inn, closed this wint
er, has been renovated and re
decorated, 8. H. Lyle, Jr., pro
prietor, said. The dining room
will be opened about May IS,
Mr. Lyle added.
STUFFING FOR PORK
Add a little chopped raw spin
ach to bread dressing Use to
stuff a cushion shoulder roast
of pork; or make mounds of the
dressing and bake pork chops on
top.
PLAN EASTER
MUSICSUNDAY
Churches Here Tc Hold
Special Programs
This Week-End
Programs of special music and
sermons on the Easter theme
will mark church services here
Sunday. At least two early
services are scheduled in the
county.
Meanwhile, many of the Sun
day schools have egg hunts
planned for the children this
week-end.
The evening services at the
First Baptist church here will
be devoted exclusively to mu
sic, the numbers selected illu
strating various phrases of the
Easter season ? "His Name", "His
Life", "His Agony", "His Sacri
fice", and "His Triumph".
At the morning service, an
anthem, "Christ Arose", arrang
ed by Benton, will feature the
musical program, while the
sermon topic of the pastor, the
Rev. C. E. Parker, will be
Where Is My Lord?"
Special musical numbers at
the morning service at the
Methodist church will include
"Cathedral Bells at Easter", by
Ellen Jane Lorenz (Mrs. James
Porter), as the prelude; "Melo
dic Themes", from Edvard
Grieg's concerto for the piano;
the anthem, Fred B Holton's
"Easter Dawn"; and the post
lude, "Hallelujah", by Clifford
Demarest.
The topic of the pastor, the
Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, will
be "The Eternal Dawn".
At St. Agnes Episcopal church,
the Rector, the Rev. A. Rufus
Morgan, will conduct a Good
Friday service at 10 a. m. to
morrow (Friday), and a sunrise
service will be held at 6:45
o'clock Easter morning.
A sunrise service also will be
held at the Cowee Baptist
church. It is set for 6:30 o'clock.
The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, pas
tor of the Franklin Presbyterian
church, was out of town today,
and details of the services plan
ned there were not available.
The Weather
March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
April 1
High Low Prec.
- 41 21 .25
50 25 .49
63 19
60 30
64 31
65 34
April 2
73 52 .0^
Rainfall for March, 4.6? inches
Rainiall lor year, to date
17.76 inches.
5 More File
For Posts On
Town Board
Five more men Thursday had
filed as candidates for election
to town office in Franklin's
municipal election, set for May
6.
The five filing during the
past week, all seeking places on
che board of aldermen, are:
John Bulgin, chief mechanic
in the maintenance develop
ment of the Nantahala Power
and Light company, who lives
on the Murphy road.
Mack Franks, owner of Franks
Radio and Electric company,
who resides just off of Harri
son avenue.
George W. Reece, painter,
whose home is on the Murphy
road.
Russell Cabe, with the engi
neering staff of the Nantahala
Power and Light company, who
lives on Hillcrest avenue, in tn^
southwestern section of Frank
lin.
E. J. Whitmire, vocational
agriculture teacher and an in
corporator of the Franklin
Frozen Foods firm, whose home
is on the Highlands road. 1
This brings to seven the num
ber of candidates seeking the
six places on the board of alder
men, Oscar Ledford and Prelo
Dryman having filed previously.
One candidate ? John M.
Moore? has announced so far
for the office of mayor.
No member of the present
administration has yet filed.
April 7 is the deadline for
candidates to file with the town
clerk. Registration of eligible
voters whose names are not now
on the registration books will
open April 12.
Carl Martin
Bound To April Court In
Cochran Robbery
Held in connection with the
robbery of Weaver W. Cochran,
Flats merchant, last December
12, Carl P. Martin last Saturday
was bound to the April term of
Macon superior court.
Following the hearing here
before Justice of the Peace C. A.
Setser, Martin was returned to
the Bryson City jail, where he
has been held in default of $8,
000 bond since his arrest.
The defendant is charged with
robbery with firearms or other
dangerous weapons.
He is alleged to have robbed
the Flats merchant of between
$3,000 and $4,000, $2,100 of
which was later recovered. Mr.
Cochran was in the hospital for
weeks suffering injuries received
at the time he was robbed.
Witnesses at the hearing were
Mr. and Mrs. Cochran, Bruce
Smith, and T. A. Sandlin and
Pritchard Smith, Jr., of the
state highway patrol.
High Temperatures
Noted Here; Area
Short On Rainfall
Relatively high temperatures
have characterized the weather
here the past six days, with the
mercury rising to the middle
sixties Saturday, Sunday, Mon
day, and Tuesday, and hitting
72 on Wednesday.
Mornings, however, have re
mained cool, with low tempera
tures ranging around the freez
ing point. A low of 19 was reg
istered Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, weather records
compiled by Observer G. L. Houk
show that this section has had
considerably less rainfall this
year than was recorded during
the first three months of 1946
In 1946, January rainfall tot
aled 7.68 Inches, February 5.20,
and March 7.62, a total of 20.59
inches. The figures for 1947 are:
January 11.14, February 1.94,
and March 4.68, a total for the
three months of 17.76.
Soil conservation technicians
of the U. S. Department of Agri
culture helped farmers and
ranchers build 20,000 farm ponds
| In 1940.
1 OUT OF 5 VETS
HERE JOBLESS.
CLAIMS REVEAL
But 80 Per Cent Of Macon
Veterans Not Filing
F or 'Rocking Chair'
Approximately one out of (lve
Macon County veterans of
World War 2 is now filing
claims for readjustment allow
ances ("rocking chair money").
And seven out of every hun
dred has exhausted his credit
jf 52 weeks' readjustment al
lowance.
But ?
Approximately 50 fewer vet
irans are filing claims now
.han a year ago.
And about four out of every
live veterans in this county
jither have never filed claims
for the $20 a week paid by the
government to unemployed vet
erans, or have obtained and
taken jobs before exhausting
their readjustment allowance
credits. (It is possible, however,
that some Macon veterans are
filing claims elsewhere.)
Figures Made Public
The above statements are
jased upon figures compiled by
Simon P. Davis, manager of the
.?J. C Employment service Bry
ion City office, which serves
this county.
The Employment service re
cords show that 1,650 persons
from Maoon County entered the
armed forces.
Of this number, Mr. Davis
said, 352, or about 21 per cent,
are now filing for readjust
ment allowances. Twenty-eight of
?hese are self-employed, and fil
ing claims for the difference
oetween their net earnings and
$100 per month.
324 Unemployed
The remaining 324, according
to Mr. Davis, were totally unem
ployed and supposedly able and
available for work".
So far, the records show, 113
veterans here have drawn $20
a week for the maximum 52
weeks, and thus have exhaust
ed their credits. This represents
about seven per cent of the to
tal number of men furnished
by Macon County to the armed
forces.
In Feburuary, 1946, the Em
ployment service reported that
approximately 400 Macon Coun
ty veterans were drawing the
$20 a week readjustment allow
ance. Thus there has been a
drop of about 50 in the total
number of the unemployment
rolls.
1,185 Still Have Credits
The 352 now filing claims,
plus the 113 who have exhaust
ed their credits, account for
only 465 of this county's 1,650
veterans. The other 1,185 are
not now on the veterans' un
employment compensation rollls,
and still may draw all, or at
least a part, of the $20 a week
allowance for 52 weeks, in the
event they should become un
employed.
Nobody knows, however, how
many of this county's 1,650
veterans still are living in the
county. Many of them undoub
tedly, are employed elsewhere
and some of them may be filing
for readjustment allowance in
some other county.
At present, new claims are
being filed here at the rate of
about six a week, Mr. Davis
said.
n i* ? i
i\aaio- 1 elephone
Combination Used
In Rural Set c ions
SCHENECTADY? A combina
tion radio and telephone hook
up, developed for rural areas
which cannot support regular
telephone service, is the new
est telephone system for farms
and ranches.
One such system, Installed on
an experimental basis at Chey
enne Wells, Colo., serves a small
group of ranches about 20 miles
from the town, Paul W. Blye, of
New York City, transmission en
gineer of the Bell Telephone
laboratories, said in a General
Electric Science Forum address
here over WOY and WGFM.
"Four of ? these Colorado
ranches have their own radio
terminals, and from one of them
a wire-line goes to four more
ranches," Mr. Blye continued.
"As far as any of these patrons
i& concerned, his telephone
might be right in town. He
simply picks up his handset, the
operator answers, and he gives
the number he wants."
About 1,000 calls a month are
bandied over the system,
    

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