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VOL. LXIII? NO. 8
FRANKLIN. N. C.. THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 1948 #
$2.00 PER YKAK
CHILDREN OF 28
NEEDY FAMILIES
AIDED BY CLUB
$250, Raised _ By Lions'
Dime Board, Buys
Clothing, Shoes
Nearly $250, proceeds from
the Lions club dime board col
lections, has been spent to as
sist needy Macon county fam
ilies by the health and welfare
? committee of the Lions club.
ElWri Angel, committee mem
ber, said that clothes had been
bought for members of 28 dif
ferent lamilies, and that shoes
had been purchased for 19 child
ren.
Dr. G B. Woodard, chairman
of the committee, explained that
particular emphasis had been
placed on outfitting children
who were reported to be unable
to attend school, due to lack of
clothing. He added that at least
25 children who previously had
not beta attending school now
are going regularly as a result
ot this w<*k.r -
The culRjjpittee worked in co
operation wiih the County Wel
fare department. Mrs. Elolse O.
? Potts, county superintendent of
I welfare, furnished the names of
many oi the needy families.
Dr. Woodard also pointed out
that considerable food had been
distributed to destitute families,
most oi which had been contri
buted by individuals, rather
than purchased from dime board
proceeds.
Mrs. Julia Rhodes,
Former Resident
Of Macon, Is Dead
Funeral services were held at
^Morgai:ton last Sunday for Mrs.
Julia Carpenter Rhodes, 71, for
' mer Macon County resident.
Mrs. Rhodes, the daughter of
the late J. P. Carpenter., and.
Salley Bradley Carpenter, died
as the result of a heart attack.
Survivors include one daugh
ter, Cljde Rhodes, and a sister,
Mrs. (j. W. Scruggs, of Thomas
ville.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
* ^
(Looking backward through
the The Press)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Mrs. S. H. Lyle and three
children returned home last
Wednesday evening from a visit
to relatives In Edgecombe coun
ty, where they spent the winter.
Jolly John W. Queen was In
town last Friday for the first
time In many days, but his
ringing laugh was as familiar
as of old.
Married, February 13, 1898, in
Cartoogechaye township, at the
residence of the bride's moth
er, Mr. Henry Southards and
Miss Florence Battles, H. H.
Dills, Esq. officiating.
25 YEARS AGO
A lovely Valentine party was
given February 15th at Tri
mont inn by Misses Brandon
and Carrie Corpenlng. Many de
lightful games were enjoyed by
all present. In the two contests,
Thomas Porter and Weyman
^Crawford were winners, Van
Ctftioway receiving the "booby"'
prize. Those invited were Misses
Lilly Calloway, Emily Klngs
berry, Eva Baird, Tim Craw
ford. Margaret Cozad, Annie
oTrTfTTV Baird, Sue Hunnl
* ? KatJV^ier, Betty Sloan,
Caroline Craw
p'r ed/ff Slier, Francine
{??j? Catherine Hunnicutt,
and Messert Weytnan Crawford,
Tom McColtW, Lloyd Kingsbery,
T?! callowitf. Mima Crawford,
I Sum McGwire, Phil McCul
k Z JoW W111U rox, James
Cter. Robert Johnston and
? porter.
YEARS AGO
officers Thursday
(fjruary 17, abovt 8:30
ck, arrested four Canton
m^B and confiscated 88 gallons
of ixaitfr that was being trans
ported ,\t was reported by the
officers Friday. The officers,
John E Edwards, Robert A.
Wade, Ray ? E. *rwln, Thomas
Sandlln, and E. Mf. Htnes, said
the arrests Were ttade near
Mulberry, on the Georgia road,
in Macon County. They added
?moke screen
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SYMPHONY GROUP TO PLAY IN FRANKLIN ? Above is the North Carolina Little Symphony, which will appear in con
cert here March 15. It will be the orchestra's third appearance here in as many years.
GRADEMOTHERS'
WORK REPORTED
Mrs. Johnson Talks,
Shows Films At
P. T. Meet
A report on the activities of
grade mothers at the Franklin
school this school year, an
nouncement of an award to be
offered the best citizen in the
student body, and a program on
"Youth Looks at Our Schools"
were highlights of Monday
night's Parent-Teacher associa
tion meeting, held at the Agri
cultural building. The- associa
tion also voted to send a dele
gote to the annual P. T. A. con
vention In Raleigh.
It was decided to cancel the
March meeting of the associa
tion, and to hold the April
meeting at the school. Recent
sessions have been held at the
Agricultural building, since it is
more comfortable in cold weath
er. The - decision to hold no
meeting next month was due to
the fact that the regular date
conflicts with the appearance
here of the North Carolina
Symphony orchestra.
ll was reported uiai wne xvev.
D. P. Grant had weatherstrip
ped and placed latches on the
school auditorium doors, and
that the cost of material total
ed $8. The secretary was in
structed ,to present the bill to
the board of education, with
the request that it pay it. Mr.
Orant had volunteered to con
tribute the labor.
A nominating committee, to
present a slate of nominees at
the April meeting, was appoint
ed by Mrs. Weimar Jones, presi
dent. Named on the committee
are Mrs. Pearl Hunter, chair
man, Principal W. H. Finley, the
Rev. C. E. Parker, and Mrs. Sam
Alexander.
The report on grade mother
activity, prepared by Mrs. Lester
Henderson, with the help of
grade teachers and Principal
Finley, was presented by Mrs.
Alexander, in the absence of
Mrs. Henderson.
In order to carry out any
program, the report explained.
It was necessary to raise funds,
which was done by the grade
mothers of the various rooms
by sponsoring food sales, shows,
exhibits, saving Blue Horse tabl
let covers, and selling seeds.
Some rooms raised as much as
$70 in this manner.
The money has been spent for
room improvements and equip
ment, such as window shades,
dictionaries and library books,
recordings, pencil sharpeners,
films, lavatory installation,
book shelves, reoord player,
hangers for wraps, and bulletin
boards.
Among the activities carried
out by the various rooms were
the painting of Mrs. Hemphill's
room, gifts sent to children who
have been absent on account of
sickness, Thanksgiving baskets
sent to the needy. Junior Red
Crow membership drive, Christ
mas Seal sales, contributions to
the March of Dimes, Parent
Teacher association member
ship drive, making the scrap
book*, holiday programs, and
parties.
Mrs. Jones announced the
award for the best citizen in the
Franklin school has been offerel
by Mrs. Giles W. Cover, of An
lrews Mrs. Cover requestel that
the travel expense the P. T. A.
offered to refund her, when she
?poke at the January meeting,
b? |lven a* a prize to the stu
? Coatiaaed on raffe Kifht
Now You Can Get
To Church, Free,
Thanks To Taxis
Several Franklin taxi
drivers have offered their
services in transporting per- <
sons living .in Franklin and
close vicinity to and from
Frajnklin churches on Sun
day mornings free of charge.
Since the taxis would be
able to transport only a
limited number, they have
expressed the hope that only
persons who are unable to
get to church without this
assistance will take advan
tage of their offer.
The drivers who have
made this offer will turn
their names over to pastors
of the various churches.
Persons who desire trans
portation will notify their
pastors, being sure to give
directions as to where they
, ? live.
The taxi drivers have re
quested that persons be
ready by 9:30 Sunday morn
ing and plan to return
home immediately after the
church service.
Praises Folk
In Franklin
For Kindness
"Your people here seem to
possess the characteristic of
'live and let live' more than
any other place I know," said
Dr. Jay B. MacGregor, dean oi
Cornell college, Mt. Vernon,
Iowa, who is staying in Frank
lin while his daughter, Miss
Mary MacGregor, of Birming
ham, Ala., recovers from in
juries suffered in an automobile
accident near Tallulah Falls
two weeks ago.
Miss MacGregor, an Instructor
at Birmingham-Southern col
lege, Birmingham, Ala . received
a skull fracture and a com
pound fracture of the let', leg
when the automobile in which
she was riding over'.umed Tnc
car was driven by Jack Adams,
of Boston, Ga., a Uni/ersity of
Georgia student, who received u
fracture of the left arm. Other
occupants of the car suifeied
minor Injuries. Miss MacGregor
and Mr. Adams were brought to
Angel hospital for treatment.
Dr. MacGregor, while visibly
saddened by the shoe* of the
accident, said he is grateful
that, if the accident had to oc
cur,- it happened among "such
hospitable people" as lie h;is
found in Franklin.
I "Everyone that I have come
'in contact with has jist been
simply wonderful, and so under
standing," said Dr. MacGregor.
I He was high in his praise of
Angel hospital, remarking that
the doctors there seem to be
specialists in human relations,
as well as professionally com
petent.
The Iowa college dean said
. that during his stay here he
has takled with many resl
1 dents and that they had borne
out an idea that he had had of
North Carolina in general? that
the people of this state are
| ahead, in many cases, in pro
gressive ideas, of the state's
political leaders.
! Coming from one of the na
tion's greatest corn growing
states, he was surprised to learn
that Macon County has 100
bushel-an-acre corn producers
and said that the yield made
by Fred Deal of 15S.7 bushels
? OonUnmd on fafe Kifbt
N. C. SYMPHONY
COMING MAR. 15
Orchestra To Play Here
Third Successive
Season
The North Carolina Little
Symphony orchestra will ap
pear in concert in Franklin
Monday, March 15.
The date for the concerts? a
free program in the afternoon
for school children, and an
evening members' performance
was announced this week by W
W. Sloan, county chairman.
The evening concert will start
promptly at 6:30 o'clock, while
the children's free program is
set for 2 p. m. Both will be
presented at the Macon theatre
here.
Membership sales will be dis
continued at the end of Feb
ruary, Mr. Sloan said. After that
date, persons wishing to attenu
the concert will have to buy
tickets at the box office the
evening of the performance, at
a slight advance in price. In
the event the seating capacity
is taken by members, no tick
ets will be sold at the door, he
added.
MemDersnips still are avail
able, and may be obtained from
Mr. Sloan, at either of the
Franklin drug stores, or from
Miss Sara Gilder in Highlands.
Meanwhile. Mr. Sloan asked
that persons who have sold
memberships turn their collec
tions and receipt stubs in to
him at his office at the Nan
tahala Power and Light com
pany.
. The orchestra's appearance
here will be its third in Frank
lin in as many years.
The Little Symphony is made
up of 23 members of the larger
North Carolina Symphony or
chestra. Dr. Benjamin Swalin,
director, will appear with the
group here.
The Little Symphony is now
on tour of about 30 North Car
olina communities.
The program for the evening
concert here will be announced
next week.
Time Is Extended
For Performance
Reports Of ACP
Robert Fulton, chairman of
the Macon County committee,
Agricultural Conservation pro
gram, announced this week that
an extension of time for the
filing of performance reports
under the program has been
received.
Instead of February 14 as a
closing date, farmers in the
county now have until Febru
ary 28 in which to file reports
on the practices carried out last
year, he said. This extension of
time will give farmers a chance
to oome to the county office
and complete their report on
1947 practices and fill out a
1948 worksheet, Mr. Fulton
pointed out.
Mrs. Fred L. Hannah has re
turned to her home. Franklin,
Route 1, after spending two
months with her daughter and
son->iQ-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Woody In Seattle, Wash., who
accompanied her back to Frank
lin. Mrs. Woody, who is now a
patient at Angel hospital, is
much Improved. Mr. Woody re
turned to Seattle last week, and
Mrs. Woody plans to re
turn home In Um summer.
Press 'EXTRA',
Believed Paper's
First, Popular
Last Thursday's Extra ed
ition of The Press, believed
to have been the first "ex
tra" in the paper's 62-year
history, proved popular.
It was issued, the day
after the regular edition,
primarily to get word to
every voter in the county
that last Saturday's schedul
ed beer election had been
postponed by court order,
and every subscriber in the
county was mailed a copy,
without charge.
Long before the "extra"
was put in the past office,
however, it was on sale, with
boys' cries of "EXTRA"
heard on the streets here.
Three high school students
Frank Henry, III, John Al
sup, Jr., and John Archer,
III? sold 50 copies each.
Total sales of the extra
passed the 200-mark. - i
Awards Given
37 Scouts At
Honor Court
Ten Boy Scouts received pro
motions, and 27 were awarded
a total of 47 merit badges at
last Thursday night's Smoky
Mountain district court of hon
or, held at the Franklin Meth
odist church.
Despite unfavorable weather,
approximately 125/ persons wit
nessed the impressive ceremon
ies.
Franklin Troop No. i and the
troops at Cherokee, Sylva, and
Alarka were represented by
Scouts promoted or given merit
badges.
Promotions were as follows:
Kenneth Sutton, Sylva, to
first class Scout; Paul Killian,
John Henry, Don P. Henry, and
Emory Crawford, all of Frank
lin, to second class; and Dar
ren J. Allison, Cherokee, Floyd
E. Summer, Jr., Sylva, and Le
land ' Greene, Wesley Herron,
and Jesse Herron, all of Alarka,
tenderfoot.
Merit badges were awarded to
the following :
Robert W. Dowdle, John M.
Archer, III (four badges), Jack
Reece (two), Claude McFalls,
Burton Leach, Alvin Stiles
(two), Allen Cartledge (four),
and Richard Jones, Jr., (four),
all of Franklin Troop 1, and
Thurman L. Blaine (two), and
James J. Moore, both of Frank
lin Troop 6.
Frank Crawford , Jr., Eddie
Buckner, Lampbert Hooper
(two), Jimmy Stovall (three),
Franklin Fricks (two), Mack
Monteith, Tommy Ferguson, Jim
Bales (two), and Neil Wilson,
all of Sylva.
Robert Hyatt, Don Tynall
(two), and John Tyndall
(three), all of Cherokee.
Sidney Cochran, Elijah Fort
ner, Winifred Fortner, Roy E.
Barker, and Talmadge Wiggins,
all of Alarka.
Paul Russell presented the
merit badges; the Rev. J. H.
Brendall, Jr., the first class
award; John W. Edwards the
second class award; and Avery
Means Scout field representa
tive, the tenderfoot awards.
Cub Scouts and their den
chiefs were recognized, and
Richard Jones, Jr., led the cubs
in the cub law and promise.
Awards for the largest per
centage of promotions went to
the Alarka troop for December
?Continued on Pap light
VOTE ON BEER
APPEARS OUT
UNTIL SUMMER
Hearing On Injunction
Set For Monday
In Sylva
Last week's court order post
poning the Macon County beer
wine election that had been
scheduled for Saturday left in
its wake considerable confusion
as to the status of the issue
Legal opinion, however, is tljat
no beer-wine election can now
be held in this county earlier
than next summer.
The injunction was signed by
Judge H. Hoyle Sink in Ashe
ville late last Wednesday. A
hearing to determine whether it
shall be made permanent or dis
solved will be held before Judge
F. Donald Phillips in Sylva
Monday at 2:30 p. m.
At the hearing, R. S Jones,
county attorney, will represent
the county and the county board
of elections! which was named
as defendant in the suit. And
it is understood the dry forces
in this county will be repre
sented by J. B. Gray, Murphy
attorney. The dry leaders have
had two conferences this week,
and have consulted with Mr.
Gray.
In the event the county board
of elections wins the case, it is
understood the plaintiffs will be
required to reimburse the coun
ty for election expenditures to
date.
Whether winning the case,
however, would have any bear
ing on an early election remains
in doubt.
Under the state law, it is nec
essary, prior to conducting an
election, that the date be ad
vertised for 30 days, and that
the registration books then be
open for a similar period. And
the law providing for special
county elections on the beer
wine issue sets out that no such
election shall not be held with
in 60 days of a regular elec
tion. It would appear impossible
to comply with these provisions
and hold an election prior to
the primary election May 29.
When a similar case, from
Avery county, came before
Judge Dan K. Moore in Yadkin
ville Monday, Judge Moore dis
solved the injunction. He gave
as his grounds the fact that the
date of the election had passed,
but, so far as the dispatch in
dicated, did not rule on the val
idity of the petition upon which
the Avery county election was
called, nor did the dispatch say
whether the plaintiffs or the
county would have to bear the
pre-election expenses.
The dispatch did quote Judge
Moore, however, as advising the
petitioners they would have to
draw and obtain signatures for
a new petition in order to have
an election.
Legion To Pick
New Commander, Act On
Memorial Tonight
Two important Items of busi
ness are on the agenda for to
night's meeting of the local
Legion post.
The post will elect a new
commander, to succeed Paul
Nave, whose work has taken him
elsewhere.
And the members are expect
ed to act on the recommenda
tions of the post's memorial
committee.
The meeting will be held at
7:30 tonight (Thursday) at the
Slagle Memorial, and post offic
ials are urging a full attend
ance.
OPENING EARLY
Snowbird Lodge, near Rob
binsville in the Smokies, will
open April 24, stay open to
Monday, November 1. No in
crease in prices.
The Weather
Temperatures and precipita
tion for the past seven days;
and the low temperature yes
terday, as recorded at the Co
weta Experiment station, follow:
High Low Prec.
Wednesday 44 34 0
Thursday 55 40 2.06
Friday 58 50 .49
Saturday '46 31 2.13
Sunday 56 20 tr.*
Monday 52 30 0
Tuesday 66 36 0
Wednesday 28 ....
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