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VOL. 1.X1II? NO. 1
Court Order Halts Beer Election
Rite* For Well Knowr
Moody Farm Owner
Held Tuesday
Charles Frank Moody, 82, well
known Macon County business
man and farmer, and former
chairman of the board of coun
missiontrs, died at his home In
the Ioila community Sunday
morning. He had been 111 for
several weeks.
Mr. Moody, a native of Hay
wood county, was the son of the
late Julius J. and Mary Evelyn
Boyd Moody.
After coming to Macon coun
ty in lyl4, he purchased the
Norman Barnard farm In the
Iotla valley, which he develop
ed ai)j?*4ipe: -lted as the Moody
toufisP \orne, a popular sum
mer re^t, for a number of
He was elected a director of
the Barfk of Franklin in 1928
and had been on the board con
tinuously since then, having
served as chairman during re
cent years. In 1922 he helped
to form the Macon County
Building and Loan association.
Despite his many business en
terprises, which included the
operation of several saw mills
and mica mines, he found time
to serve several terms as chair
man of the board of county
commissioners and also as coun
; ty tax assessor some time.
Funeral servicewAvere held at
the home Tuesday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, with the Rev.
Charles E. Parker, Mr. Moody's
pastor, the Rev. R. P. McCrack
en, of Wavnesvllle gnri
Hoyt Evans condu'clfiqf fine
ice. Burial followed in the
Franklin cemetery.
Pallbtarers were Paul, Arvil,
ard V> ill Swafford, Weldon
Fouts, Loyd Burrell, W. T. Tip
pett, W.ll Childers, and Verlon
Direct jrs of the Bank of
Franklin? M L. Dowdle, Henry
i, Qrover Jami
!, and Richard
Survi . big are his widow; four
daughters, Miss May Beryl
Moody and Mrs. Lyman Hlgdon,
both of Franklin, Mrs. N. W.
Garrett of Waynesvllle, and
Miss Nora Moody, of Franklin,
now at Peabody college, Nash
ville, Tenn; two sons, Jack
Moody, of Tacoma, Wash., and
Wade Moody, of Knoxvllle,
? Continued on Pace Six
The Fontana Dam swimming
pool, projected for 1948, will not
be completed in time for use
this season.
as honorary
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Pmm)
Same evil disposed person has
fired three pistol balls through
the glass of one of the front
windows of John C. Wright's
house now unoccupied.
Boney Ridley was in town
Saturday walking as though he
was trying to track a water
< moccasin. He was supercharged
with wig-wag drops.
Dr. H. S. Lucas and D. C.
Cunningham made a trip to
Almond" lihd returned the Utter
part of >ast week on an inspec
tion toi r of the route between
Fran kill, and Almond, with a
view to\-lts adaptability for
building a railroad or first class
plki road We learn that they
were lii^ -ily pleased Wfth the
? January 38th George B.
In went to Raleigh with
ftl law student* to take the
? examination. The next
ling Mr. Patton'i name,
ft with several other men
Carolina, appeared In The
im Morning Herald, as
d the bar examina
. itomatlcally making
iber of the Bar asso
?on. Mr Patton la a very
rlaw student and w?
auch success In the
-Chapel HU1 Item.
But Special Election
May Pick One Who'll
Never Serve
Should an emergency cause
Gov. Cherry to call a special
session of the North Carolina
general assembly on short no
tice, this senatorial district
would have no representative
in the upper chamber, inquiry
Furthermore, Macon County
would be represented by a man
who no longer lives in this
A third queer quirk in the
situation is the fact that the
voters in Macon, Cherokee, Clay,
Graham, and Swain counties
< which make up the thirty
third senatorial district) prob
ably will vote soon In a special
election to name a state senator
who, may never serve.
The senate vacancy occurred
Tuesday when Baxter C. Jones,
of Bryson City, state senator
from this district, took the oath
of office as solicitor of the
twentieth judicial district. When
he qualified for the latter post,
he automatically ceased to be
state senator.
Macon's representative, Her
bert A. McGlamery, who pre
sumably will continue to hold
that office until a successor is
elected next tall and qualifies,
now lives in Buncombe. Mr. Mc
Glamery accepted a state post
as probation officer shortly
after the 1947 legislative ses
sion, and last spring moved his
family to Asheville, where he
maintains headquarters.
When a state senator dies or
becomes disqualified, the law
provides that the chairman of
the board of elections in the
county in which the senator
lives (in this case, Swain coun
ty) shall notify the governor.
It then becomes the duty of
the governor, the law sets out,
to call a special election in
the senatorial district to name
a successor to fill out the un
expired term. The presumption
Appears to be that the nomi
nees would be chosen by the
senatorial committees of the
two parties.
Scout Honor Court
Will Be Held Here
Tonight At 7:30
A Smoky Mountain district
Boy Scout court of honor will
be held here tonight (Thurs
day), the first held in Frank
lin in about five months.
The ceremony will be con
ducted at the Franklin Metho
dist church, starting at 7:30.
Co'iorful Figure Had
Held County Post
For 39 Years
John H. Dalton, long-time
county surveyor and colorful
figure, died Saturday night at
his home in the West's Mill
community, following a short
illness. He was 76.
Born at the "Uncle Ouin"
Dalton place, on the head ol
Cowee Creek, January 16, 1872,
the son ol Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Dalton, Mr. Dal ton had spent
his life In this county and since
early manhood he had been a
leader In civic and political af
fairs in his community, and
active throughout the coointy.
He had served as county sur
veyor for 39 years.
In his early life, he taught
school in this county, and dur
ing the 20's served as a road
supervisor. He was known as a
student of the early history of
this county.
Funeral services were held at
the Snow Hill Methodist church
Monday afternoon at 2:30, with
the Rev. D. P. Grant, pastpr,
the Rev. George Cloer, and the
Rev. C. C. Welch conducting
the service. Burial followed in
the church cemetery.
The body lay in state at the
church from 2 p. m. until time
for the service. All Mr. Dal ton 'a
nine children were here for the
Pallbearers were Carroll Rey
nolds, John G. Murray, C. T.
Dalton, Woodrow Queen, George
Gibson, Weaver Holbrooks, Mar
shall Queen, and Sam Gibson,
Jr., all nephews.
Honorary pallbearers: R. R.
Rickman, Robert Sheffield, Will
Holbrooks, Clyde N. West, Dock
Clark, Jess Shuler, Albert Raby,
Carr Bryson, J. E. Allen, Tom
M. Rickman, J. C. Sorrells,
James R. Parrish, Robert Gib
son, Edd H. Parrish, R. D. West,
James Brogdon, Dr. J. L. West,
J. B. Elmore, Robert Rickman
and E. O. Rickman.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Ada Gibson Dalton; six sons,
Lon J. Dalton, of Franklin, Carl
V. 'and Joel, both of Franklin,
Route 3, Crawford and Roger,
both of Gastonia, and Lyman
Dalton, of Greenville, S. C.;
three daughters, Mrs. Frank
Holbrooks and Mrs. Ralph Shel
ton, both of West Asheville, and
Mrs. Robert Morgan, of Frank
lin, Route 3; 12 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren;
seven brothers, Grady and Will
Dalton, both of Franklin, Route
3, Dock Dalton, of Highlands,
Buel Dalton, of Franklin, Route
4, Ed Dalton, of Mooresvllle, and
George and Manuel Dalton, both
of Gastonia; and a sister, Mrs.
Frank Queen, of Canton.
Highlands Plans
Valentine Fete
Saturday Night
A community Valentine car
nival Is planned for Saturday
night at Helen's Barn, High
lands, for the benefit of the
Highlands Community hospital.
The carnival, set to open at 7
o'clock, will be given under the
auspices of the Highlands Sa
tulah club, a woman's organiza
tion, and the Highlands Ro
tary club. Benny McGlamery, of
Franklin, will serve as auc
tioneer. (Details will be found
on the Highlands page, page 7.)
Fulton Has Court Papers
Dated Before Revolution
Robert Pulton, o f the Sugar
baa in. his pew
old papers
to Macon County by
'* grandparents, Rob
ert and Nancy Bason Fulton,
when they moved to Macon |
from Orange oounty In 1822.
Among them Is "a vendue
paper", dated November 24, 1774,
nearly two years before the
signing of the Decoration of
Independence. In It, the prices
of articles sold are given In the
?afUah pound*, shillings, and
The paper Is remarkably well
preserved, and the Ink of that
uay evidently was of good qual
ity, since the writing Is clearly
legible? though the style of
writing makes It difficult read
One paper, dated "Orange
August court, 1774", sets forth
that the court "ordered that
the estate of Jacob Beason, de
ceased, be sold by the executors,
agreeable to law, and that they
?Continued on Page Two
County Board Is Enjoined
From Holding Saturday Vote:
Order Signed By Judge Sink
Extra Edition
Because it was believed many persons might not learn of the
restraining order halting Saturday's special election until they
had needlessly traveled to the polls to vote, this Extra Edition
ol The Press is being issued. It is being mailed to every sub
scriber in the county, as a special service.
Because of the critical shortage of paper, this Extra Edition
Scholarships First Prizes
For Doing Job Better
With Electricity
A 4-H club boy and a 4-H
club girl in Southwestern North
Carolina is going to win a $100
college scholarship, each, be
tween now and October 1.
These two first prizes will go
to one boy and one girl in a
five-county area for finding
better ways to do things on the
farm or in the home, by the ap
plication of electricity.
The contest was announced
here this week by W. W. Sloan,
agricultural agent for the Nan
tahala Power and Light com
pany, and S. W. Mendenhall,
Macon County farm agent. The
prizes are offered by the power
company, while the contest will
be conducted by the Extension
service, which is headed in this
county by Mr. Mendenhall.
The counties included are
Macon, Jackson, Swain, Chero
kee, and Graham.
The contest in this region is
being conducted in cooperation
with the State Extension serv
ice and the Westinghouse Elec
tric company, which is offering
additional prizes.
The Westinghouse firm will
give a gold medal to the win
? Continued on Page Six
Mrs. Welch
la Claimed By Death At
Age Of 81
Mrs. Bailie C Welch, 81, died
Tuesday at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. George South
ards, In the Rose Creek section
of Macon County.
She was the widow of Dr. J.
L. (Fate) Welch and a member
of the Rose Creek Baptist
Funeral services were held
Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock at the Rose Creek Bap
tist church, with the Rev. C. C.
Welch and the Rev. Arvil Swaf
ford conducting the service.
Burial followed in the church
Pallbearers were Dover Bur
nette, Hall Welch, Claude Brad
ley, Hobart Burnette, Charles
Morrison, Glenn Campbell,
Floyd Bradley, and Ernest Cabe,
Survivors Include four child
ren, Mrs. Southards, Mrs. Brad
ley Burnette, Mrs. Hlllard Brad
ley, and Austin Welch, all of
Franklin, Route 3; a step-son,
Dock Welch, of Franklin, Route
3; 32 grandchildren, and 25
Potts funeral home was in
charge of arrangements.
Map And Guide
To Coastal N. C.
Is Off Press
A new and colorful map and
guide to Coastal North Carolina
has Just been released by the
North Carolina state news bu
reau and will be sent to vaca
tionists planning trips into that
Lithographed In seven colors,
the guide on one side has both
pictorial and road maps of the
maritime region of the state.
On the other side are nine mile
aged tours which cover the
mors prominent routes Into and
through the section, with ac
commodations, recreation facil
ities, and points of Interest lo
cated and defined. For water
borne travelers, a special Insert
?Tour 10 on the Inland Water
way?has been prepared. This
will be sent to boat owners con
templating a trip through the
nta ? ?
Macon Folk Again
Contribute More
Than Polio Quota
Again Macon County peo
ple have given more than
was asked of them in the
fight against infantile pa
This county's 1948 polio
campaign fund quota was
$1,620, atnd County Chair
man J. H. Stockton an
nounced Tuesday that con
tributions total $1,933.95.
This is $313.95, or approxi
mately 20 per cent, more
than the quota.
A few sources are yet to
be heard from, and Mr.
Stockton said he believed
the final total .will be close
to $2,000.
In making the announce
ment, he expressed appreci
ation to the people of the
county for their "generous
support" of this cause.
Bronze Star
Is Awarded
To Penland
James N. Penland, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Adln Penland , of
Highlands, was recently award
ed the Brpnze Star Medal by
Col. James R. Qunn, Jr.) com
manding officer of Yokota Air
Base in Japan.
Sgt. Penland was awarded the
medal for meritorious service as
a first lieutenant in charge of
a unit of the 333 Infantry in
The citation read in part:
"For exemplary conduct in
ground cpmbat against the en
emy during the Rhineland cam
paign in the European theatre
of operations ''
In 1946 he enlisted in the air
force, and In August, 1947, was
sent to Japan.
Here Are Things
To Recall About
Social Security
Every worker and his family
should remember these three
important points about social
security, the field office of the
Social Security administration
points out:
1. As soon as he becomes 65,
every worker should go to the
nearest Social Security field of
fice and discuss his rights to
benefits. He should do this even
though he expects to go on
working, no matter where.
2. As soon as the worker's
wife or widow becomes 65, she
should go to the nearest field
office and establish her rights.
3. If the worker dies (no mat
ter what his age), his widow
should go to the nearest office
and ask whether she is eligible
for benefits for herself and her
children. If any.
The federal old-age and sur
Case Set For Hearing
Monday Week Before
Phillips In Sylva
Saturday's scheduled special
beer-wine election in this coun
ty was halted late Wednesday
when Judge H. Hoyle Sink, in
Asheville, signed a temporary
Injunction, restraining the Ma
con County board of elections
from holding the election.
The order was signed by Judge
Sink late Wednesday afternoon.
The order was filed in the
clerk's office and turned over
to the sheriff for service at
I mid-morning Thursday.
Judge Sink's order set the
case for hearing Monday week,
February 23, at 2:30 p. m. be
fore Judge F. Donald Phillips,
in Sylva. Judge Phillips is
scheduled to be holding Jack
son superior court in Sylva that
At that time, the defendants
members of the county board
of elections? are ordered to ap
pear and show cause why the
injunction should not be made
The complaint, seeking the
restraining order, was filed in
the office of the clerk of court
here last Friday by Thad D.
Bryson, Jr., attorney represent
ing four complainants. Mr.
Bryson had planned to take the
complaint before Judge Dan K.
Moore in Sylva Wednesday, but
Judge Moore, in Raleigh to take
the oath of office, was delayed
in returning to Sylva, and Mr.
Bryson took the case before
Judge Sink.
The four who signed the com
plaint are Robert Davis, of
Franklin, Lex Vanhook, ol
Franklin, Route 2, and Charlie
Rogers and Will Rogers, both
of Prentiss.
Saturday's special election was
called in response to a petition,
and the complaint alleges that,
from the petition, "It does not
appear that persons signing
same are sufficient in number
or are the proper persons law
fully authorized to sign."
It alleges that the petition
designates the signers "as qual
ified voters, but does not show
. . . that said signers registered
and voted in the last election
for governor of North Carolina"
(a requirement for eligibility to
sign such a petition); that it
fails to show the precincts in
which the signers voted; and
that "there is nothing in the
petition to give the board of
elections information that sign
ers are persons duly authorized
by law to sign and file same".
Finally, it alleges that the pe
tition is not the same one to
which many of the signers af
fixed their signatures, adding
that the original petition having
been addressed to the board of
county commissioners instead of
to the board of elections.
The petition requesting the
election was filed with the board
of elections December 8, and
the board, at a meeting De
? Continued on Page Six
Since a good producing dairy
cow, during the early part of
the lactation period, often
draws on the mineral reserve
stored in her bones, it is ad
visable to add to each 100
pounds of the concentrate ra
tion two pounds of a mineral
I mixture composed of equal
parts of finely ground limestone
land steamed bone meal.
Bond Purchases Here In '47
Averaged $1 7.75 Per Person
United States Government
Savings bonds amounting to
$282,704.50 were purchased in
Macon County last year, ac
cording to an announcement by
Allison James, state director of
the United States Savings Bonds
division of the Treasury depart
If these savings were dis
tributed among Macon County's
15, 880 persons, It would mean
an average savings per person
of approximately $17.75 during
Whlli 71 counties in North
Carolina have a greater popula
tion than Macon, only 63 coun
ties exceeded her In total bond
sales during 1947.
Of the total sales here, $179,
244.50 were series E, which
reach maturity In 10 years;
$6,660, series F, which mature
In 12 years; and $96,800, series
Q, which are paid-up bonds
paying Interest at the rate of
2/ per cent per annum, paid
Total bond sale figures for
the state during 1947 are $85,

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