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Officials Give Assurance
Work Will Be Done <
This Summer
The State Highway and Pub
lic Works commission has a
greed to surface Depot street,
in Franklin, this summer,
Mayor T. W. Angel, Jr., has
Commission officials repeat
edly have told town authori
ties that they would surface
thfe street, but indicated that
it might be months, or even
years, before they could get
to this particular Job.
This week, however, John A.
Goode and John C. Walker,
district commissioner and en
gineer, respectively, gave as
surance that the work will be
done this summer.
The street is a part of the
state highway system.
An asphalt surface will be
placed on the street from the
Tallulah Falls Railway station
to the Intersection of Depot
with Wayah street, a distance of
,?5 of a mile -
The work is expected to coft
about $9,000.
The depot street project was
a part of the program announc
ed by town authorities when
the $120,000 bond issue for
street, water, and sewer im
provements was authorized.
When the contracts we're left
When the contracts were let,
however, the total of the bids
was approximately $39,000,
or $9,000 more than the bonds
issued for street improvements.
The state's taking over re
sponsibility for pafing Depot
street, therefore, eliminates the
necessity for the town to raise
from some source, approximately
$9,000 extra to cqptftete its
street program.
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Prof M. C. Allien left Monday
for Georgia. He has been a
mong us for three years as
principal of Franklin High.Scool
and in taking his departure h?
leaves many warm friends her*
who wish him abundant succesf
and happiness wherever he may
chance to locate.
Mr. R. L. Porter had his wheat
crop thrashed Monday. It meas
ured out 360 bushels from 17
In the life of the present
Macon County Summer School,
a very important step has been
taken by the students. Begln
lng at 9 a. m. in the court
house last Friday morning the
civics class gave the first folk
play ever given on a platform
in Macon County. The cast was
as follows:
Zachariah Cabe, Parker Moore,
Smathie Cabe, Irene Klnsland,
Totsie Cabe, Fannie Buckner,
Mrs. Polly Cabe, Hallie Setzer, 1
Jollay; Isaac Newton, Sanford
Ebenezer Newton, Wllbern
"Welch, Elvira Newton, Beulah
ollay, Issac Newton,- Sanford
Smith, Singing Teacher, Andy
Grlbble; School Ma'am, Flora
Independence Day will be cel
ebrated in Franklin this year on
next Monday, July 5, with an
all-day program sponsored by
the American Legion and the
Boy Scouts and it is expected
that one of the largest crowds
ever seen In Franklin will be
on hand to enjoy the fun.
Ouy L. Houk, district gover
nor of the 58th district of Ro
tary, Is home again after at
tending the convention of Ro
tary International in France
and spending three weeks in
France, Switzerland, and Italy.
Mr. Houk first attended the
meeting of Rotary Internation
al, held the week before the
convention at Montreux. This
gathering was attended by 200
ufflcers representing 77 count
ries - including all of Europe
except Russia, and also China
and Japan, the Americas, Aus
tralia, New Zealand, and Tas
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DDT Fly Control Drive
To Be Launched Here By
State And Town July 12
A fly control campaign will be
launched here about July 12,
under the joint auspices of the
Town of Franklin, the local I
health office, and the State
Board of Health, Mayor T. W. I
Angel, Jr., announced Wednes
It Is planned to use approxi
mately 100 gallons of 25 per cent
By using the big air pressure
spray provided by the state
board, It will be possible to spray
a large building within a few
minutes, W. F. Hart, senior dis
trict sanitarian, who was here
Wednesday, said. The spray is
good for five months, where the
area sprayed is not subject to
the effects of rain.
The DDT will be applied, Mr.
Hart said, by an expert from
the division of malaria control
of the State Board of Health.
Taking the town, section by
section, It is planned to spray
every chicken house, cow -stall
and barn, and the backs of
business buildings, with a view
to eliminating flies in Franklin
for the season.
Persons who have special in
sect problems are requested to
notify the town office.
Meanwhile, the public is ask
ed to clean op their premises
in preparation for the cam
paign. v
With DDT available, "it is en
tirely possible to do away with
flies", Mr. Hart said.
"To do so, two things are nec
"First, it Is necessary to clean
up the places where flies Weed
That is up to the people.
"Systematic spraying of the
entire town is the second re
Franklin will be the third
community in Western North
Carolina to put on such a cam
paign. One has already been
conducted in Ashevllle, and one
will get under way in a few
days in Brevard.
2 Million Feet
Of Timber Sold
To English Firm
The Nantahala National
Forest this week sold ap
proximately 2 million board
feet of timber, to be cut
from the Piercy Creek drain
age, to the English Lumber
company, of Asheville.
The company, which has \
operated a band mill at
Kyle tor about 1* years,
will saw the timber at its
Kyle mill.
The average price per
thousand board feet was
$7.80, so that the total sale
was for approximately $15,
, s 000. Like other gross re
ceipts of the forest, one
tourth of this will be di
vided pro rata, among the
counties in which the Nan
tahala Forest lies.
Pick Winners
In 4-H Dress
Revue Here
Twenty-one 4-H club girls en
tered the county dress revue
held In the Agricultural build
ing Saturday morning. Mrs.
{Catherine M. O'Nell, home
economics teacher in the Frank
lin High school, served as judge
of the dresses.
Margaret Berry, of the Hig
donville 4-H club, won first
place to become county win
ner. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Berry, of Cul
lasaja. Her blue ribbon dress
was made of blue cotton with
key-hole neck line and detach
able peplum lined with white
shantung. Miss Berry will rep
resent Macon County in the
state dress revue to be held in
Raleigh August 20 as a part of
4-H week.
Lucille Edwards, of the Burn
ingtown club, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Edwards,
Franklin, Route 3, won second
place with a red and white
striped cotton dress, trimmed
in rick rack.
Virginia Cansler, president of
the Franklin 4-H club and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Cansler, of Franklin, Route 3,
took third place with an outfit
made of sacks. Miss Cansler
has done outstanding 4-H work
for a number of years, and has
completed 11 projects.
Roberta Snyder, of the
Franklin club, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Rutherford Snyder,
won first place in the junior
group. She modeled a blue cot
ton print dress.
Mary Frances Bingham and
Esta Mae Bingham, of the
Franklin club, daughters of
Richard Bingham and the late
Mrs. Bingham, of Franklin,
Route 1, won second and third
places, respectively, with print
ed cotton dresses.
The regular meeting of the
Methodist Youth fellowship
will be held at the Bethel
church Monday night at 8
o'clock. Clyde Drake will make
the principle talk of the eve
Four Recruiters Will
Work Out Of Office
In Franklin
A U. S. Army recruiting sub
station was opened here Tues
day morning.
The station, which has four
recruiters assigned to it, will
serve the six counties of Ma
con, Swain, Jackson, Cherokee,
Clay and Graham.
The station is situated on the
second floor of the Hearn hotel,
end occupies the former lounge
and the room adjoining, at the
head of the stairs.
T. Sgt. James R. Dance, who
will be in charge, and S. Sgt.
H. V. Belt will seek recruits in
Macon, Swain, ,and Jackson
counties, while M. Sgt. Kenneth
Coon and T. Sgt. Dave Calhoun
will work Cherokee, and Clay
The station will be open from
8 a. m. to 5 p. m., Monday
through Saturday. Detailed In
formation about the army may I
be obtained, Sgt. Dance pointed !
out, in person or by writing to
the station.
Pipe Line
Laid For Pumping Creek
Water Into Mains
Franklin town authorities
hope to be pumping creek water
Into the water mains with
in a few days, and -thus tem
porarily to relieve the acute
water shortage from which the
community has been suffering
In recent weeks.
The two mobile filtering
chlorinating units bought from
government surplus have been
connected with the main on 1
the Murphy road, by installa- '
tlon of about 500 feet of pipe '
between the end of the water 1
main and a point on the creek
near the entrance to the Craw- f
ford farm, where the units 1
have been set up. J
After final tests of the equip- 1
ment and the water, It is an- <
tlclpated that the pumps will be
put to work, pushing the water
level In the town reservoirs up
Will Hold Meet To Plan
Sunday School Revival
The pastor, Sunday school
teachers and officers of the
Highlands Baptist church will
meet with the pastor, teachers
and officers of the Franklin
Baptist church Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock In Franklin
to make preliminary plans for a
Sunday school revival through
out the county, beginning
Sunday morning.
Bradley Dies At Otto
Home Of Heart Attack
Ed Bradley, well known elder
ly farmer of the Otto section,
died at his home in the Otto
community Wednesday morning
at 7 o'clock. Death was aald to .
to have been due to a heart I
attack. Further dttalU were not
Adopts Budget, Approves
PT A Suggestions; Area
To Get More Teachers
The county ooard of educa
tion, at its meeting Monday,
adopted a budget calling (or a
levy of 30 cents on the ilUO val
uation, asked the board of
county commissioners to issue
and sell as soon as possible the
$400,000 in school bonds voted
about 18 months ago, and
agreed to adopt, as far as pos
siDle, suggestions offeied by a
committee from the Franklin
Parent-Teacher association.
It also was announced that
this district is scheduled to re
ceive an allotment of three ad
ditional teachers.
The tax levy for schools is
subject to approval by the coun
ty board of commissioners,
members of which met with the
education board. The commis
sioners will act on the levy at
their meeting next Monday.
The 30-cent levy requested bj
the board of education compares
with 27 cents levied last year.
The school board seeks a levy of
15 cents for capital outlay, the
same as last year; 12 cents for
operation and maintenance, as
compared with seven cents last
year; and three cents for debi
service, as compared with five
cents last year.
While no formal vote was tak
en by the board on issuance of
the bonds at this time, com
ments of the members indicat
ed they were in agreement with
Supt. G. L. Houk in his argu
ment that the bonds should be
sold now, in order to take ad
vantage of the current low in
terest rate.
Chairman W. E. Baldwin, of
the board of commissioners,
however, called attention to a
letter from the Local Govern
ment commission, wnich con
trols ?^11 bond Issues of counties
and municipalities. In that let
ter, the oommission stated that
its policy will not permit sale
of bonds until the Issuing unit
actually is ready to spend the
money. Members of the board,
in response to a question from
Mr. Baldwin, previously had
said they do not think the pres
ent is the time to bull#*
The letter said the commis
sion "would not consent to the
advertisement and sale of the
bonds solely on the grounds
that prevailing interest rates
are lower than they may be
later. The Commission's policy
with respect to advertisement
and sale of bonds is that no
bonds shall be sold and issued
unless and until satisfactory
evidence is furnished by the is
suing unit that the sale pro
? Continued on Pace Six
Service* Of 2 Churches
To Start Sunday
A series of Sunday evening
union services of the Franklin
Methodist and Presbyterian
churches will start Sunday
night at 8 o'clock.
The first services will be held
Eit the Presbyterian church,
shurch, with the Methodist pas
tor, the Rev. W. Jackson Huney
cutt In charge. The following
Sunday evening, the Presbyter
Ian pastor, the Rev. Hoyt Evans,
will be in charge of the service,
to be held at the Methodist
church. And the place and min
ister will alternate thereafter.
The plan calls for a number
of visiting ministers to preach
during the summer.
Choirs of the two churches
will work together to provide the
Stores, Offices
Here Will Close
For July Fourth
County offices, including
those of the register of deeds,
clerk of the court, department
of public welfare, and health
department will be closed both
Friday and Saturday of this
week, In observance of Inde- j
pendence day.
The town of Franklin offices
and the bank will close Friday
but will be open Saturday.
Most business establishments
here will follow the same policy,
closing Friday but being open
(or butlntu Saturday.
Franklin's Tax
Valuation Shows
27 Per Cent Gain
Swiss Forester
Starts U. S. Tour
With Visit Here
A Swiss forester, Hans G.
Winkleman, spent Monday
and Tuesday visiting the
Coweeta Experiment station
and the Nantahala National
Mr. Winkleman, who is
director of the Swiss Asso
ciation of Forest Economics
and consultant to the for
estry section of the food
and agriculture division if
the United Nations, is mak
ing a tour of forests in the
United States. The Nanta
hala was the first forest
visited. ?
Although forest conserva
tion was practiced in Europe
long before it was adopted
in this country, the Swiss
forester expressed admira
tion for the methods he
found in use here.
Motor Court, Grocery,
Sandwich Shop
Three business enterprises
here ? a motor court, a grocery,
and a sandwich establishment ?
changed hands in deals consum
mated this week.
Sanders Motor Court, on the
Georgia highway, was bought
from Robert (Bob) and Clyde
Sanders by A. H. Cagle.
J. C. Jacobs and W. P. (Bill)
Bryant became the owners of
Swafford's Market, purchased
from Verlon Swafford.
And D. L. Johnson and R. B.
Waldroop bought the Sandwich
shop and pool room on West
Main street, from Doyle De
Hart. Mr. and Mrs. DeHart have
gone to Florida
The motor court was built by
A. H. Cagle and his brother, A.
O. Cagle, about 18 months ago
at a cost estimated at between
$45,000 and $50,000 The Sanders
brothers bought It from the
Cagles last August.
Swafford's Market, grocery
store and mqat market situated
on the north side of Main
street, changed hands Monday,
and the new owners took
charge Tuesday morning. Mr.
Bryant, who has been employed
by the Macon County Supply
company, has resigned to de
vote his full time to operation
of the market. Mr. Swafford has
not announce# his plans for the
Sunday School
Enlargement Campaign
To Get Under Way
Plans for a Sunday school en
largement campaign, with 28 o(
the 40 Baptist churches in this
county participating, were an
nounced this week. The cam
paign will open through Sun
day and continue through Fri
L. L. Morgan, of Raleigh, sec
retary of the North Carolina
Baptist Sunday school board,
will head the campaign, and
will be assisted by a group of
young men and women from
colleges and theological semi
During the six-day campaign,
a meeting will be held each eve
ning in each of the 28 churches.
Bray Will Open Revival
At Clark's Chapel Sunday
The Rev. T. W. Bray, of Sal
isbury, will conduct a revival
meeting at Clark's Chapel Meth
odist church, starting Sunday at
11 % m. It also was announced
that Bible school will begin
Monday, with all children from
three years of age through the
Intermediate group Invited.
Members of all denominations
are Invited to participate In the
revival meeting.
$400,000 Increase Pats
Town's Total Close
To $2,000,000
The value of taxable property
within corporate limits of the
Town ot Franklin has lncieaseu
by more than $400,000 during
the past year, records in the
town office show.
This $400,000 represents slight
ly more than half of the in
crease for the county as a
During the 12-month period,
the town's tax valuation ha.j
grown by 27 per cent.
The increase has boosted the
taxable wealth of the town to
close to the two million dollar
A year ago, Franklin's tax
valuation stood at $l,4tsl,7tt2 To
day It is approximately $1,900,
000. The figure on the town's
books is $1,884,096, but E. W.
Long, town clerk, said there
would be some slight additions
of corporate excess, yet to be
reported by the State Board of
Approximately $50,000 of the
tremendous increase is in pulp
wood of the Champion paper
Town Boards To
Fix Tax Rates
Tax rates are expected to
be fixed Monday by the
board of county commis
sioners and the tuwn boards
of Franklin and Highlands.
All three groups are ex
pected to adopt their budg
ets for the fiscal year, and
upon a basis of those
budgets, set tax rates.
Due to phenomenal in
creases in tax valuations ?
the total for the county is
abaut three-quarters of a
million dollars ? little or no
increase in the rates is an
The commissioners will
meet in the morning, while
the town boards' meeting
are scheduled for Monday
and Fibre corporation and the
Mead Corporation, on their yards
here ? an increase that mlglic
be greater or less next year.
Most of the growth in taxable
wealth, however, is believed to
be of a permanent nature, much
of it represented by new build
ing within the corporate limits.
And the valuations are as of
January 1, and thus do not re
flect building done during the
first half of 1947.
Home-Coming Planned
At Betihel On Sunday
Home-Coming and Sunday
School rally day will be observed
at the Bethel Methodist church
Sunday. The Sunday school
will present a program at the
regular Sunday school hour,
and preaching services will be
held at 11 o'clock. The public
is invited to come and bring
Friday, June 27: ?
Zlckgraf 3; Veterans 8.
Rotary 11 vs NP&L Co. 2.
Monday, June 30.
Oilers 13; Zlckgraf 7.
Veterans 14; Rotary 7.
Coming Games '
Friday, July 4: ?
Oilers vs Burrell.
NP&L Co. vs Zlckgraf.
Monday, July 7: ?
Veterans vs Burrell.
Rotary vs Oilers.
League Standings
(Include* June 30 Oames)
W L Pet.
Rotary 6 1 .851
NP&L Co 5 3 .8250
Veterans 5 3 .8250
Burrell 3 4 .430
Zlckgraf - a s .280
OUeri 1 ? .150

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